A Day in the Life: Color Theory
I have been trying to get back into the swing of things today. But during all my organizing for the week, I have been thinking about color. I love color, always have. It makes me feel happy when there is lots of it, and certain colors make me feel different ways. For instance blue, my favorite color is soothing, and yellow is happy and sunny, but can’t take too much of it. Dark colors feel like they should be inside at night, reds and oranges feel like autumn is coming, pastels are youth and hope. What colors are your favorite and how do they make you feel?
I am teaching a watercolor workshop in Ventnor, NJ on Friday on Color and Composition. Color is intuitive to me, I know when to use it and how to design the color choices. My job is to teach beginning artists how to obtain the right color choices and make the color pure and bright. One thing I have realized is that many people don’t know the basics of color theory. For example, the 3 pure colors are blue, red, and yellow. No other color is combined to make these colors, in fact all colors come from these magical three. Isn’t that cool, 3 colors, that is all there is?! Our first task in my workshop will be to compose a painting with these basic, or primary colors.
We will also paint a small study with analogous colors, colors that are similar to each other, like blues and greens.
We will also talk about various artists in history and how they have used color to capture a mood or tell a story.
Should be a lot of fun, especially because I will be talking about color!
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