Rainbow color bar

The Color Wheel II

73" x 63"

2010

The Colorwheel 2

For me, the color wheel is the primal image. I finished my first one a year after I began quilting. This second one was two years in the making.

The pattern of hexagons is completely regular:

Along the line from the center to the middle of each side, there is one of six basic hues (which I call primaries), the basic hue in varying values, and a hexagon mixing the two secondaries on either side of the primary.

Along the line from the center to each corner, there are two primaries side-by-side, a secondary, two tertiaries side-by-side, and a hexagon mixing the secondary with a little of its complement.

The hues are usually as saturated as I could make them! The exceptions are in the half-hexagons along the sides, which use slightly less saturated versions of the colors in their regions.


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