COLOR. THE PAINTER’S ELEMENT. SPECTRUM. Color is a property of white light. When light rays are bent by a prism or raindrop, the white light separates into the visible spectrum. COLOR WHEEL. Artists rotate the spectrum into a color wheel.
THE PAINTER’S ELEMENT
Color is a property of white light. When light rays are bent by a prism or raindrop, the white light separates into the visible spectrum.
The name of a color from the spectrum:
Secondary colors are made by mixing equal amounts of two primary colors. The secondaries are located between the two primaries used to make themon the color wheel.
On the color wheel, there are more colors located between the primaries and secondaries. These colors are called Intermediates or Tertiaries. They are made by mixing a primary and one of the secondaries made from it. The Intermediate is located between the two colors used to make it.
Van Gogh was noted for creating intensely emotional paintings through his use of color and line.
Artists can use colors related to the real object, but make the colors more intense for effect.
Shades are dark values of a color. Add black to color when mixing all paints.
Intermediate colors are made by mixing a primary with one of the secondaries made from it: blue-green, blue-violet, red-orange, red-violet, yellow-green, yellow-orange. They are located between the primary and secondary used to make them.
Triadic color schemes use color equidistant on the color wheel. They are also very dramatic.