A few notes on Color perception and Color science

Reference material for these notes was mostly from Bruce MacEvoy’s excellent site Handprint.com and a German book named Farbgestaltung by Baumgart/Müller/Zeugner.

sketchbook page - color perception

sketchbook page – color perception

sketchbook page - color perception

sketchbook page – color perception

sketchbook page - surface materials

sketchbook page – surface materials

sketchbook page - color perception

sketchbook page – color perception

sketchbook page - color perception

sketchbook page – color perception

sketchbook page - value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page – value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page - value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page – value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page - value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page – value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page - color perception

sketchbook page – color perception

sketchbook page - value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page – value ranges and shadow rendering

sketchbook page - granulating pigments

sketchbook page – granulating pigments

sketchbook page - palettes

sketchbook page – palettes

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - Guptill on value contrasts

sketchbook page – Guptill on value contrasts

sketchbook page - Guptill on value contrasts

sketchbook page – Guptill on value contrasts

sketchbook page - color mixing swatches

sketchbook page – color mixing swatches

sketchbook page - color mixing swatches

sketchbook page – color mixing swatches

sketchbook page - shifting colors

sketchbook page – shifting colors

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - color vision

sketchbook page – color vision

sketchbook page - paints and pigments - yellows

sketchbook page – paints and pigments – yellows

sketchbook page - paints and pigments - reds

sketchbook page – paints and pigments – reds

sketchbook page - paints and pigments - red violets

sketchbook page – paints and pigments – red violets

sketchbook page - paints and pigments - blues

sketchbook page – paints and pigments – blues

sketchbook page - paints and pigments -  greens

sketchbook page – paints and pigments – greens

sketchbook page - paints and pigments -  yellow greens

sketchbook page – paints and pigments – yellow greens

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My notes from the books of Arthur Guptill:

Color contrasts

Color contrasts

Color Schemes

Color Schemes

Color Schemes

Color Schemes

Oak watercolor sketch

Oak watercolor sketch

Landscape sketches

Landscape sketches

 

 

the cool colors..

 

         Blue is a masculine hue and is the darkest of all hues, it has reserves of strength, but the energy is static and oppposite to the dynamic energy of red. It projects authority, responsibility, grace of strength, dignity. It is calming and induces meditation. Blue mixed with the active energy of red forms violet which is a spiritual hue representing the Third eye. Blue-violet, has less of the red and stands for intuition. Red-violet gives inspiration.

       Green is the color of nature, of eternal spring. It is restful to the eye and is both a warm and cool color. Blue-green is the most healing of all colors.

      Pale blue is a restful color, ideal for bedrooms. Mauve is a tone of violet; it is reserved and retiring and can be used in a subdued color scheme.

 

             Painting made from the the three analogous colors – yellow-green, green and blue-green