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Rkymtnmary

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on: December 08, 2012, 03:26:13 AM
I'm sure everyone knows how it is when you're searching for that one answer via the internet and something catches your eye and before you know it, you've lost track of time enmeshed in it?  Well, this site was one of those moments for me...I was looking for examples of the colors in fire and something about this site that also dealt with color mixing caught my eye and I was enthralled with it....so, thought I'd post and share with everyone else interested in the many aspects of color presented in a lovely way....enjoy:


http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/1B.html


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Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 09:27:06 AM
Interesting link Mary.   :thankyou:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 01:42:49 PM
Glad you enjoyed, Val...a lot of new spins on it for me...and I need all I can get... :2funny:


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Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 04:13:03 PM
Hmmmm. So what we are really doing is manipulating the light waves to the viewers eye so their brains will get an impression of color?  :sweat:  Cool link.
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Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 04:28:33 PM
Glad you liked it, Sarah - yep - that seems to be just what we're doing...I liked how they pulled in other areas where color is so important to understand that you might not even think about i.e. the butterfly wings and why...just some very cool stuff.  And it was a surprise to me that excluding true colorblindness, that color is such an individual perception even when presumed red is red and a little of this or that will make it purple...or pink...which is part of what we're learning here but I had no idea that we're still all seeing it in our own way...physically.  It's kind of like how men and women hear music differently which I never knew until I learned about tuning guitars way back when...I find things like that very interesting...happy you enjoyed!  :)


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Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 02:01:37 AM
Interesting site Rky

The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 10:35:32 PM
  I had no idea that we're still all seeing it in our own way...physically. 
Absolutely right Mary .... kind of like how we see each other's paintings. Still love those mountains by the by.  :whistle:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 10:40:41 PM
What you say?  Color Mixing and More???  Lots and lots more there.  Interesting site.   :thankyou: Mary.
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