Momentarily I’m teaching my
abstract beginners class @ the Academy
THE POWER OF COLOR
(color wheel basics)
in the “COLOR, SHAPE AND COMPOSITION” section I am covering in a 14 week structured lesson plan.
(monochromatic, analogous, complementary split complementary triad and tetradic
–double complementary- color schemes.)
To better understand the power of color I painted this painting to show my students how colors interact with each other.
Half of the color wheel --from red to yellow-green- -is considered warm.
WARM colors appear as if they are advancing toward you, appearing nearer.
They can help create a warm, cozy atmosphere.
The other half--from green to red-violet--are cool colors.
These COOL colors appear to recede, as though the space is expanding.
Green and violet may appear to advance or recede, depending on the colors used with them.
So some consider them neutrals that can complement any color scheme.
When placed next to one another, complementary colors will make one another appear much more intense, sometimes in an "eye-popping" sense, which was utilized by Op artists of the 1960's to create optical effects. Also in color theory, an object's primary color has its complementary color in its shadows (e.g., the shadows on and around a painted yellow apple will contain some purple).
Dimensions: 18"x24" (46X61 cm) on canvas.
Simple wooden frame.
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