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.