Rethinking the Color Wheel:
-idea of primary color is that it should be possible to mix every other color out of the primaries
-any color that holds a position directly across across the wheel from another is known as a complement
-when pigmentary complements are mixed together they result in a neutral gray
-chroma is the perceived strength of a surface color in relation to white
^chroma color wheel; as colors progress outwards they increase in chroma; neutral grey is at the center
-our eyes are more sensitive to small changes in warm colors than in cool colors
-traditional artists defer to the Munsell system that involves 10 basic hues (yellow, green-yellow, green, blue-green, blue, purple-blue, purple, red-purple, red, and yellow-red) as it is much more useful than the traditional color wheel
-lighting designers and computer graphics artists consider RGB their primaries and CYM their secondaries
-important to know where the colors you’re using fall on a mathematically correct color wheel
Chroma and Value:
-colors on a palette often can’t exactly match the wide range of tones in a given scene
-every color can be defined by hue (where it appears around the edge of the color wheel) and chroma (how pure or greyed down it appears) and then value (lightness)
-value dimension is represented along a vertical dimension above or below the color wheel, creating a cylindrical or double-cone shape
-Munsell developed a numerical classification system for colors; helpful for navigating the 3D space of color
-a given hue will reach its greatest chroma at a particular value; different for each color (ex. yellow is most intense at a very light value, blue is most intense when very dark, red most intense at a middle value)
-local color is the color of the surface of an object as it appears close up in white light
-local color on this bus is the “base” red, yellow and white, but the color is modified on places like where the body sticks out to catch light and better show form
Grays and Neutrals:
-grays and neutrals are the opposite of intense colors
-more paintings fail because they have too much intense color rather than to much gray
-grays can provide a setting for bright color accents; give space and scope to composition as well
-learn to recognize subtle variations of gray
-to preserve good variations of grey, learn to mix them from complementary pairs rather than black and white
-”Better gray than garish”
The Green Problem:
-green is often seen as lesser than the other primaries
-when painting in green, mix green with blues and yellows to mellow it out
-avoid monotony when using green and vary mixtures of it when painting foliage
-”smuggle reds” into greens
-prime the canvas with pinks or reds so they show through in the greens
-color gradation shifts smoothly from one color to the other
-gradations don’t just happen, they take planning
-nature contains movement or gradation of color both on a large and small scale, down to the smallest brushstroke or pebble
-gradated color has the same relationship to a flat color as a curved line does to a straight line
“The colors change from a light blue at the top of the sky to a rosy gray below, and a thin band of rosy color along the horizon.”
-adding white to a color raises it to a tint or “pastel” color
-bold colors in the foreground tend to get lighter as they go back in space
-tints can also be made by applying color as a thin, transparent layer over white
Thief: I died just like I lived, as the complete and utter center of attention.
he kept offering this the entire class
“One does not earn a billion dollars. They steal your wages”
Sticker seen in Seattle
Made this while sick and delirious from medicine, very radical of me
My dad would be the proudest of me if he was still alive. I wish he was with me for the holidays.
Next semester I have statistics but I’m gonna show it who the fuck is boss I will not give up, I’ll cry tears of blood if I have to but I will PASS IT AND GET MY DIPLOMA. mark my words. If that means getting tutoring everyday, going to sleep late. I don’t care.
P.s I’m horrible with statistics so I know this will be challenging.
Timeless Cool: Bryan Ferry
© Mark Matheny
Ferrari 250 GTO
Did this stained glass project at the library with a friend. My friend’s on the left, mines on the right.
My neighbors sounds like a middle schooler who just started cussing
“God damn it, son of a bitch!”
I made a button design for my Media class today! I love how it came out!
how far will you go?
In English class today our teacher asked my class,to which I should mention that they are insufferable,loud,obnoxious and idiotic,what mature meant.The only hand that went up was mine,everyone else in the class was stumped so I had to explain it to them.
That one question gave me all the answers I’ve needed since last term began