Upgraded the Mixing Chart Colour Mix Hot and Cold1.pdf and finished a Munsell colour wheel to help composition. Coloured my blocks. Having fun, Terry

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Comment by terry clare on November 12, 2010 at 18:41
Thanks Roena, I think the styrene balls a good suggestion. I have shelves full of paper offcuts and left over runs of paper from printing jobs and could cut up some dodeca-things using Richards patterns, and you're right it is a good windmill to go- get a tilting with. Stay tuned. Meanwhile I've just got to finish concreting some internal steps in the studio down to the bathroom. Then do a bit with the plein air group who do have a bad habit of not turning up if it's raining or windy, Guess what summer looks like it might finally have arrived and the gum tress are losing their bark showing their inner colours. The wattles didn't have much of a show this year, too wet. Just finished sweeping the gum leaves and branches off the roof ready for the bushfire season, and at my age things take a bit more time than I expected, so maybe a week or two, Terry
Comment by Roena King on November 12, 2010 at 17:41
If you need a 10 or 12 sided object to view the light, what about just folding paper that you colored. Thin WC paper is thicker than just regular paper and should hold its shape well. The width of the folds could be as wide as you needed it to be so you could see the light change. That would not give the ball effect and show the curve going up or down, but it would show it going around. Would ping-pong balls be large enough? They are at least smooth. At a craft store I have seen stirofoam balls in different sizes. I dont know how hard those would be to trim off the round and make 10 or 12 sides to the ball. After cutting you could cover with paper and paint. You sure are working hard at this project and once you get it figured out, you should write a article and submit it to EmptyEasel.com which is an online magazine or other such places. Keep thinking.....good for the ol brain. Ro
Comment by terry clare on November 12, 2010 at 15:01

Twas about then that I realized that to test Robbo's theory of light changing colour as it went around an object I needed some decahedrons or dodecahedrons or paint some tennis or golf balls or the like. Twas about then my trusty drop saw packed up completly and went to heaven. To buy geometric blocks online you need to have to sell the family jewels. As a dyed in the wool DIY convert, do you think I should go with the coloured ball idea, maybe get some coloured party lights and finish tilting with that windmill. I could use my old light board I wired up years ago. My studio up the back is unfinished due to an early retirement. I told the boss in a public meeting what a fool he was. The staff cheered me and encoured me on but were very sad when I had to leave a year earlier than expected. I can include a wiring diagram if you wish Terry
Comment by Roena King on November 12, 2010 at 13:56
I just found your blocks. "Pretty blocks". he he Ro
Comment by Richard Robinson on May 31, 2010 at 11:48
Wow you're doing some great work there Terry! Did you make all the shapes out of wood? Great to see - you can get a LOT of learning done with all those. Had a look at your ''Colour Mix Hot and Cold1.pdf'' and must admit I spent quite a while trying to figure it out but my brain must be slow this morning and I couldn't quite get my head around it. What are the chances of you making a wee video showing how to use the chart? Or maybe just write a paragraph saying how you would use it in a specific example. That would help me understand it better I think. Looks very interesting!
All the best,
Richard.

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