Colored pencil on paper, 6.5" x 10"
One way to describe a particular is to refer to its hue. The hue of a color is simply the name of the color.
The color names on the pencils from the package I have been using include red, red-orange, orange, yellow, sky blue, blue and violet. In an art supplies store, you can find other color names that refer to the chemical composition of the pigment or dye (phthalo blue), or the source of the colorant (Chinese white), or the name of a person associated with that color (Payne's Gray).
Being able to identify a color with a commonly understood name is a powerful tool for artists and for the people who appreciate their work.
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