A Landscape Painting. My Notes on Color Painting By Iskandar Syed PHY214. “The painter is not dealing with light but with paints”. Paints are subtractive when they are mixed because they deal with pigments and not colored light
My Notes on Color Painting
In this painting, I used five individual hues including Titanium white. Those pigments are:
All of these pigments are opaque however manipulated properly these pigments can act as either translucent or transparent.
Dark Blue Green
Carmin Lake / Red
These three general steps are taken to correspond between the process of laying down colors and in composing the painting, in terms of a background, middle ground and foreground.
This portion of the painting is a play on saturation and unsaturated pigments. The effect this makes can be seen in the lower bricks and upper bricks where “light” is hitting it.
This sky consists of an under painting of Blue Turquoise, Titanium white and in the north west area some Carmin Lake. The atmosphere was glazed on with green which reflect the trees. The tips of the crumbling wall is highlighted with made greys.
The physics behind the colors of the bricks goes back to the Ostwald color system. The Red in the bricks are a dominant wavelength, which weighs down the painting. By using a neutralizer like a made grey, it created a kind of transparent filter over it which dulled the intense red – Magenta mix.
The lower portions of the painting consists mainly of saturated colors. In order to balance this portion with the upper portion I used made greys. I used Magenta grey on the edge of the bricks and Green grey on the walkway.