TriadsToday in class we played around with various triads. We do this every once in awhile. I feel it kind of simplifies things - gets us back to basics as far as color mixing is concerned.
A triad is the use of the three primary colors - red, blue, and yellow - or some variation of the primaries. A very basic triad is ultramarine blue, quinacridone red, and lemon yellow. A stronger, more dramatic triad might be pthalo blue, quinacridone burnt scarlet, and quinacridone gold. Using a triad (as opposed to using the whole palette full of colors) sets the mood of a painting, and makes for a pleasing harmony of colors.
It has been very dark and raining all day. I have little princesses in sparkly dresses here today, playing Christmas carols ( ! ) on the piano.