Sunday, May 10, 2009

Warms and cools in the same color

Each color, as you look around the color wheel,
has a tendency toward warm or cool. Here are
some reds as well as an orange on the left. Cool
reds move toward blue on the wheel. Warm reds
move toward yellow on the wheel. Alizarin crimson
and quinacradone red are cool reds. Cadmium red
light is a warm red. In choosing paint colors for
a painting, look to see if it the colors you choose
are more warm or cool. Sometimes you will need
both. Often you do.

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