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The Color Green Study

Radio Color Lab Reading

The color theory information was directed to the general listener.  NPR in New York has educational information for the general public on regular bases.

The exercise for improving color perception challenges the reader to want to try the experiment.  The experience generates other ideas and stimulates an emotional consideration of the chosen colors.  Finding hues within a color selection is the most challenging.  The capability of seeing color gradations as values is the skill sought by many artists.  The confidence to know the color you identify is in the fact that color is of great value to the painter.

The reading focused on how people take color for granted.  We see colors in daily reality, but people fail to notice any particular color.  Color blend, as the artist intended, for the passer by.  The color exercise addresses these phenomena by building an appreciation through color identification.

A hands-on approach to understanding the color exercise proved educational.  As the reading instructed, finding objects in the general vicinity that held similar color properties (brown, green..).  Then focusing on one spot on the object and record mentally the color, shade, and hue (values) of the object.  The definitions become visible after concentration and patients.

Color Study Green
Field Color Identification

The green object selection
A leaf has continuous green and reflects light in a natural way.  The ability to see the base color and differentiate shaded areas from the hue (value) between them.  Noe the idea is to spot these values in other objects.  Practice builds the sense of color enlightenment, and appreciation color.

Works Cited

“Color Walking” by Radiolab:

Dempsey, Amy “The Essential Encyclopedic Guide to Modern Art”, Thams and Hanson, 2010.

Roland, Anthony “Videos on Art”, Resource Collection, 2016