Color Theory: Mixing Paint Colors : Color Theory: Combinations of Colors

Color Theory: Mixing Paint Colors : Color Theory: Combinations of Colors


Color is relative! And that is the one rule
that you really need to remember. Every time you change a color, in a painting you change
everything else that is happening around it. This is just a very simple test. This color
looks sort of like a blue pink. This looks kind of like a orange corral pink. These are
in fact the same pink. Let me prove it. The same pink! I cut them off out, off of the
same stripe. But in a different ground, this pink looks different. That means that you’ve
got an awful lot of color testing in front of you. I’m just going to show you again a
dark pink here. And again the same thing happens. This is looking more purple. This is looking
very purple actually. And this again looks more orange. This is, happens something to
do A with the fact that the colors are mixed. I mean the blue is straight out of the jar
as is the red. The pink I had to mix. Now I mixed the pink with white. You know got
to get it lighter. And I put in a little blue. What happens is, the red sucks up all the
colors in the light spectrum except red. Then you’ve got this on top, and it’s going to
respond more blue. On the blue where every color but blue is being sucked up. Then this
responds differently. There is sort of no more blue, so it becomes more on the orange
side. So weather it’s a dark or a light color, the fact that it’s a mixed color, when it’s
next to something different. Again I’m going to move this down here. That’s the same color.
But you wouldn’t think it to look up here. So that’s the foot of the very basic idea
behind color adjust position.

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