A few months ago I took an online class on Color and Composition taught by Katie Pasquini Masopust. What a great class! The first assignment was to make a color wheel. The arrangement could was up to the student, the background had to be various shades of brown. Brown is not my favorite color so using it as a background really may me think. I chose ovals as the shape for the color samples.
I found that this placement of the ovals was too static and the background was too lineal. I liked the shape and size of the ovals.
This was the second arrangement of the color ovals. Better, but still not what I wanted.
This was the final design. I kept the ovals in the overlapping groups, but I randomly pieced the background. Much better! This color wheel hangs in my studio and I use it as reference all the time. By making the color, I have abetter understanding of how colors work with one another. Try and make one for yourself because everyone needs a color wheel. I even like the brown background. I may even use brown in a quilt soon!