Colored pencil on paper, 6.5" x 10"
Color! A lot of artists base the use of color in their artworks on trial and error, or on suggestions from teachers or from other artists, or even on lucky guesses.
Although there are many scientific methods for studying color, most artists work in an intuitive way with color, using their instincts to make adjustments to color in their artworks.
Despite a Western art tradition of color being used in an emotional way, we still need an objective method of referring to the characteristics of color, we need to have a common and shared terminology.
So, we can talk about the hue of a color, or its saturation, or its value. We can discuss complementary colors, analogous colors, primary and secondary colors, tones and tints and shades.
For the next month on this blog, my focus is color, and my materials are colored pencils and paper. Check back and explore color from a different viewpoint, every day!