building a rainbow {5 days of color}: lemon yellow or chartreuse

We're building a rainbow!!!

{the details are here in this post}

Create art in one color each day this week: an art journal page, a sketch, a doodle, a painting, a mixed media work, embroidery, crochet.

DECEMBER 8: PALE PINK or SALMON

DECEMBER 9: LEMON YELLOW or CHARTREUSE

DECEMBER 10: PERIWINKLE or LAVENDER

DECEMBER 11: BROWN or GREY

DECEMBER 12:  RAINBOW!!!

lemon yellow!

{Caitlyn is color hostess for today, so go check out the incredible intro to LEMON YELLOW}

 {ok, so i didn't do art in lemony yellow quite yet}

chartreuse!

this is my *digital* artwork for chartreuse click for a post describing what it is!

Per Wikipedia, chartreuse is just in between green and yellow. I think of it as a greeny yellow. Or a yellowy green. Lime green, perhaps. It's not a precise color, but then again pink or blue or purple are imprecise. To mix a chartreuse with watercolors, I start with Hooker's Green and add a bit of Cadmium Yellow Light until it's looking good. If you hesitate to mix colors when you paint, consider having a look at The Color Mixing Bible. It's a full color book showing how many colors work together. The colors are displayed in a grid format that I love. I've learned a great deal from the book. Once you start mixing colors you might find yourself happily addicted!

{photographic credits at flickr}