Colorful Friday–Photographic Shadowy Earth Brown

“It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.”  Hans Hoffman  (from Brainyquote) The deep rich brown known as Van Dyck Brown is both a paint color and a photographic process.  The name is derived from the paintings of early seventeenth century painter Anthony Van Dyck.  VanContinue reading “Colorful Friday–Photographic Shadowy Earth Brown”

Colorful Fridays–Disgustingly Beautiful Yellow

“Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.”  Aristotle (from Thinkexist.com) Discussions of the origins of Indian Yellow vary though most authorities believe it to have arrived in Europe from Asia in the Fifteenth Century.  Conflicting accounts exist as to the truth of a 19th century investigation into the process of creating Indian Yellow.  The disgusting smellContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Disgustingly Beautiful Yellow”

Colorful Fridays-Accidental Blue

“There are connoisseurs of blue just as there are connoisseurs of wine.” Colette (from The Painter’s Keys) Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy” relied on a newly discovered blue.  Picasso could not have managed his “Blue Period,” without this very unique blue paint.  Many artists look for ways to save money on supplies without compromising quality.  SuchContinue reading “Colorful Fridays-Accidental Blue”

Colorful Fridays–Sunset Yellow

“It has the quality of appearing to recede into the picture’s distant plain (sic) (un)like other yellows that sit in front of the plain(sic).”– Pigments Through The Ages All of the Naples colors are favorites of mine but especially Naples Yellow.  I just love it.   It squishes so nicely.  Naples Yellow mixes well with justContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Sunset Yellow”