Friday, March 31, 2006

Creative Color - Chapter 21: Luminosity In Mist

Luminosity in mist - example:

Creative Color - Chapter 20: Chromatic Mist

Chromatic mist (yellow, red, blue, green):

Creative Color - Chapter 19: Chromatic Light

Chromatic light - "before"

Chromatic light - "after" (yellow)

Chromatic light - "after" (red)

Chromatic light - "after" (blue)

Chromatic light - "after" (green)

Creative Color - Chapter 18: The Luminous Effect

The luminous effect - example:

Creative Color - Chapter 17: The Iridescent Effect

The iridescent effect - examples:

Creative Color - Chapter 16: The Lustrous Effect

The lustrous effect - examples:

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Creative Color - Chapter 15: The Law Of Field Size

Law of field size - examples:

Creative Color - Chapter 13: Dominant Harmonies

Dominant harmonies - examples:

Creative Color - Chapter 12: Balanced Harmonies

Balanced harmonies - examples:

Balanced harmonies - design:

Creative Color - Chapter 11: Complementary Harmonies

Complementary harmonies - examples:

Creative Color - Chapter 10: Analogous Harmonies

Analogous harmonies:

Creative Color - Chapter 9: Color Value And Sequence

Color value/sequence combinations:

Creative Color - Chapter 8: The Elements Of Harmony

Preference chart:

Godlove's principle:

Creative Color - Chapter 7: Color Mixture

Color mixtures:

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Creative Color - Chapter 6: Color Organization

Birren Color Equation chart and design:

Creative Color - Chapter 5: Uniform Chroma Scales

Uniform chroma scales - key hues:

Uniform chroma scales - tones:

Creative Color - Chapter 4: Color Scales

Tint scale:

Tone scale:

Shade scale:

White to tone to shade:

Tint to tone to black:

Creative Color - Chapter 3: Color Circles

Color circle:

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Creative Color by Faber Birren

Creative Color by Faber Birren is a very useful book on practical color theory applications. The later chapters in the book describe a process which the author calls "Perceptionism".

I have nearly finished doing my own interperetations of the book's exercises, and my goal for this blog is to post scans of these. They're done in oil on primed posterboard, about 8 1/2" x 11" each. There will be little or no explanation of these. They'll make sense if you refer to the book. The reason some chapters are missing from this blog is: Some of the chapters don't have exercises, and some have exercises that don't require you to create anything.

I use a mixture of Liquin, stand oil, and mineral spirits as a painting medium. Like gouache, but with fumes!

The exercises start you out with color charts, and then move you on to applied theories and techniques.


Friday, March 17, 2006


Stay tuned for color exercises that I will soon be posting, mainly because I want to see what they look like in a digital venue that I can scroll through, instead of looking at a bunch of objects that I have to handle one at a time.

Meanwhile, I have reviews on Amazon under the name glamaFez.