Vision and color are at the heart of painting. Here is the most comprehensive discussion for artists of color perception, color psychology, "color theory" and color mixing available online, and one of the most comprehensive available anywhere in any format.
modern color theory (concepts)
talking about color misconceptions in tradtional color theory additive & subtractive color mixing visual color relationships
modern color theory (applications)
material color relationships talking about paints many painters' palettes principles of color contrast color symbolism summary
learning color through paints
three guiding principles 27 color study topics
the dominance of value the value scale hue, lightness and saturation the artist's value wheel grayscales & gamut mapping painting values.
the artist's value wheel (HTML PDF)
warm vs. cool colors warm/cool contrast effects the origin of warm/cool the warm/cool contrast in paints unsaturated color zones painting warm or cool
creating a color wheel "primary" color wheel secondary color wheel tertiary color wheel more is less? a gamut comparison color names
mixing with a color wheel
saturation costs the color wheel fallacy basic mixing method split "primary" palette (dogma & critique) unequal color spacing
basic mixing method
an artist's color wheel
visual vs. mixing complements the artist's color wheel tour of the color wheel why the difference? making your own color wheel
handprint color wheel CIECAM version (HTML PDF)
watercolor mixing complements
color harmony & color design
basic issues in color design traditional hue harmonies seven theories of color harmony concepts in natural color harmony principles of natural color harmony design guidance ruskin's last word
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