We will be discussing colors in terms of how a painter uses them.  We will start by looking at how colors are generally taught, focusing on the primary color system.  We will then move on to other ideas of color, to look at color movement.  While this may seem daunting at first, I believe we actually end up with a simpler more useful way to view the world of color.

 

How colors get their color

The three basic primary colors

Secondary and Tertiary Colors

Complementary Colors

Traditional Color Schemes

Warm and Cool Colors

Color Values

Color Weights

Split Primary Colors

Paint Suggestions

 

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Working with color is attractive and yet challenging. In this book we will develop a flexible and lively understanding of color on a personal level. This will help us become more aware of and sensitive to colors, and to better understand their interactions and uses.