I don’t know why, but a number of years ago I fell in love with orange. Fiery, warm, incendiary, bright, saucy, scintillating, lush ORANGE. I always loved blue. I just had to learn to appreciate its complement. (I’m with Munsell on this one.) Lush Orange There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
…….~ Vincent Van Gogh
And these the orange-trees, in blossom–no need
to tell with this weight of perfume in the air.
…….~ William Carlos Williams (from “A Celebration”) #Wil
I love looking at color groupings, and can spend inordinate amounts of time fingering the paint samples in a building supplies store, or the rows of embroidery floss at a craft or sewing store. I took a number of classes with Gunnel Hag, a wonderful artist and gifted teacher, who employed color guides in her teaching (such as those by Ikuyoshi Shibukawa). By noting at the percentages listed beside each hue, shade, tint, or tone, you had a very clear guideline as to how to rec
Here are some of the the books from my book shelf which focus on color: Color: a course in mastering the art of mixing colors by Betty Edwards I bought this book because I had found Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain very helpful for improving my drawing, and reasoned that Color would do the same for my color sense. I also received a high recommendation from my sister, who worked through all the exercises. Color choices: making color sense out of color theory by Stephen
Colour Lovers is a virtual feast of colour, palettes and patterns. Much of it is downloadable. At this posting, there are 162,765 Lovers (that would be Colour Lovers) sharing 1,638,930 Colors in 652,541 Palettes. That’s quite an array of choices. If you are working on some artwork and your color combinations lack the panache you want, do a color search! A recent post featured turquoise, which never fails to grab my attention. Apparently it is the color that represents water,
On a previous post, I showed a design that I created from a digital pic of ice on the table on our front porch. I use Photoshop Elements because it is easy, fun, affordable, and meets my current needs. I photograph paper towels, dried paint, just about anything that catches my fancy, and take it into Photoshop Elements. As an artist who uses collage, I am constantly needing and using what I call “art papers.” Because of the ease and FUN of this process, I have many MANY exclu