Monochromatic Turqouise Page

Turquoise water
The rinse water is color coordinated after painting another monochromatic page!

Do you remember the Ruby Red Page in my Art Journal? It was so much fun I decided to go on an explore color a bit more… Time for another almost monochromatic page, this time in turquoise, the colour of 2010.

Turquoise Spread
I have tried out all the different colours of turquoise that I could find around here; crayon, acrylics, deco tape, bits of paper that was in the right color, and my own try at turquoise mixing;

How do you mix Turquoise?
To make your own turquoise colour you mix white, blue and green together. Isn’t it a beautiful color?

I like making monochromatic pages, it’s fun! Why not give it a try?

Monochromatic defined by Wikipedia:

Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones and shades) of a single hue. Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue, and extended using its shades, tones and tints (that is, a hue modified by the addition of black, gray and white). As a result, the energy is more subtle and peaceful due to a lack of contrast of hue. Monochromatic color schemes may be considered boring unless there is diversity within the design.

Some more detail from the above spread;

Turquoise transparent papers

Turquoise paint sample

Turquoise tulip and white lace tape

How do you spell Turquoise?
Too bad turquoise has such a stupid spelling. With way to many letters in one word I know I have spelled it wrong (in the past) many times…

I don’t think monochromatic is boring at all. To me this is another way to explore and examine colour, a nice way to learn more about colours and myself. It is an adventure started with my Caprara project, the Pink Sketchbook!

Have you checked out the site Empty Easel? They have a whole Colour Theory Section over there? Lots to read and learn about colours there.

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15 Responses to Monochromatic Turqouise Page

  1. Silvia says:

    I love the “feminin” Q in the word turquoise! :))
    It’s funny that I have just finished a wallet for my shop with a recycled fabric in this color! Well, it’s the color of 2010, ok!
    I think it’s a beautiful color to use in art or for accessories, but not to wear it (my mother has some turquoise t-shirts, but I don’t like them).

  2. Hi iHanna,

    Fantastic, this turquoise spread you made! I did not know that this (my) colour was the colour of 2010, must have missed something…
    This colour has the power to make me happy, not feeling blue, but feeling turquoise. Must be the green/yellow/sun in it, don’t you think? Moreover where I live we are surrounded by the most wonderful turquoise seas. Thanks for paying attention to my favorite colour Hanna,
    Regina, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

  3. corrine says:

    Turquoise, ahhhhh, turquoise. Lovely spread and I like the teacup as
    water jar. Something romantic about that…xox Corrine

  4. chel says:

    Oh, I LOVE this page!!

  5. Rachel L says:

    What a beautiful spread! Turquoise is one of my favourite colours!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Love your pages !

  7. dawn says:

    oh glorious turquoise!! You could just call it teal i guess. is there a difference?

    I think you are right in that 2010 is the year of the turquoise. I see it everywhere, but it is such a glorious color. I LOVE it.

  8. Ellen says:

    Loving this! When I am asked what my favourite colour is, I always say turquoise.

  9. Lovely! I don’t know the origin of the word, but it’s a french spelling (french grammar likes “q+u” for a “k” sound)

  10. Kathy says:

    Beautiful! I love turquoise and am inspired to do some painting and journaling with it now. Thank you for sharing! I want to learn more about color…

  11. Helena says:

    That is great! I love turquoise!

  12. Diana Trout says:

    Excellent! I love turquoise as well. and with orange . just yummy. You are inspiring me as usual,

  13. Cath says:

    Love this! Turquoise is my fave calor :)

  14. Karin says:

    Stumbled onto your blog today, i was on the internet ‘researching’ how many people gesso their art journal pages. I have had it open all day and keep going back to it, it’s just wonderful. Love this color, i tend to lean towards a robins-egg-blue shade of it. Speaking of which i was inspired to go work on a favorite but neglected piece that has been mostly done *forever*, just needed to have the pieces assembled. I was definitely going to post a note later but when i saw that you, too, save the little Cotman wrappers i had to do it right now! Just within the past few days i cut the middle squares out of the entire set of wrappers and glued them onto a large gift tag as the beginning of a new collage. Bookmarking your blog in my favorites; thanks for sharing!

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