The visual elements

Stimulus material for colour and tone

Here we can use:

  • Shoes
  • Bark
  • Kettles
  • leaves
  • Tools
  • Shells
  • Rocks
  • Bones
  • Pine cones
  • Bottles
  • Leaves
  • Black and white photographs of buildings and faces
  • Artists whose work shows strong tonal qualities include: the tonal drawings of George Seurat, Renaissance artists, Picasso’s ‘Guernica’, Braque’s early cubist paintings, Caravaggio and Rembrandt.
  • African masks and sculptures are also worth looking at