Painting: Color Games

Itten's Color Wheel
yellow, red, blue = primary colors
green, orange, violet = secondary colors
yellow-orange, red-orange, red violet, etc. = tertiary colors


Primary Colors


Austin Lee, Mondrian

 Magritte


Complementary Colors & Cool Warm Contrast

Matisse, Alex Katz

Victor Moscoso, Sascha Braunig, Michael Berryhill

Edward Hopper, Jim Nutt


Neo Rauch, Lee Krasner


Analogous Color

Francis Bacon, Barkley Hendricks, Michael Berryhill

Lee Krasner, Josef Albers, Lisa Yuskavage


Monochromatic Color

Lisa Yuskavage, Ridley Howard

John Currin, Picasso


Additional Color Palettes

Primary + Secondary Colors:  Michael Berryhill, Geoff McFetridge

Low Key Palette: Kerry James Marshall, Dan McCarthy

High Key Palette: Luc Tuymans

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