Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something.
My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.
Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Color Wheel
Colored pencil on paper 7.5" x 7.5"
Studying color relationships has been part of an artist's education for centuries, and the color wheel is a visual aid for exploring and organizing the use of colors.
A color wheel takes the spectrum of hues, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, in the order that they appear in when white light is split by a prism, and wraps them around into a circle. Seeing color relationships becomes easy using this chart.
Complementary color pairs (red/green, blue/orange, yellow/violet) appear on opposite sides of the color wheel. The intervals of triads of colors, such as primary colors (red, yellow, blue) or secondary colors (orange, green, violet), create triangles within the color wheel. And using a color wheel, an artist can easily identify analogous colors which sit next to each other, or warm and cool colors which fall on one side or the other of the color wheel.
Using color relationships in a painting or a drawing lets an artist select colors that will best communicate the intended meaning of the artwork, and the color wheel is an efficient visual aid for identifying those relationships.
- ► 2014 (206)
- Warm Colors
- The Color Wheel
- Complementary Blends 3 - Yellow and Violet
- Complementary Blends 2 - Blue and Orange
- Complementary Blends 1 - Red and Green
- Complementary Pairs 3 - Yellow and Violet
- Complementary Pairs 2 - Red and Green
- Complementary Pairs 1 - Blue and Orange
- Color Variations 7 - Complementaries
- Color Variations 6 - Secondary Colors
- Color Variations 5 - Primary Colors
- Color Variations 4 - Value
- Color Variations 3 - Saturation
- Color Variations 2 - Hue
- Color Variations 1
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