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VAStudio Test Info Mar 8 2012
Color
Depends on light; no objects has an embedded color; it depends on the
atmosphere.
As artists, we use subtractive color: when pigments are added together, we get
black (reality= brown).
Black absorbs all the light, and white reflects all the color.
3 properties of color:
Hue: refers to the name of the color. Ex= Pink is not a color, is just a light
value of red.
Value: its is the lightness or darkness of a color. Add white and/or black to
change the color.
Saturation (brilliance, brightness of a color, or intensity): how vibrant a
color is (the strongest color, brightest). If you want to break the
saturation, you add the color that is on the opposite of the color wheel.
Primary Colors
Yellow
Blue
Red
Secondary Colors: Green, Orange, and Violet
Tertiary Colors (mixture of a secondary w/ a primary). Softer hues.
When placing opposite colors close to each other, the colors pop (ex= purple and
yellow)= Contrast of extension: using 50/50 of opposite colors to balance out a
painting.
Cyan: Blue
Magenta: Red
Bright colors always move forward (advance in space).
Color looks more intense if you paint it over white/black paint.
Colors opposite on the color wheel: COMPLEMENTARY PAIR
Eye blends together patches of pure color.
Warm color: red, orange, yellow
Cool Colors: blue, green, violet
Warm colors advance in space and cool colors always recede.
Warm and cool colors are ANALOGOUS: they are beside each other.
(ex= green-blue). The effect is harmonious.
Color reality: blue and yellow are put together (look really good), but the color
wheel says that blue and orange should be together.
LOCAL COLOR: using the color for an object; we think this color is the real one
of the object. Andy Warhol uses this; in reality the color will vary. Sticks more to
an idea.
PERCEPTUAL COLOR: capturing every tiny variation of the color (optical
color). Sticks more to reality.
EMOTIVE COLOR: how the choices of color can evoke emotions. (ex= using
blue for its emotional qualities= sad, peaceful, etc.)
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