Wednesday, December 30, 2009

19 The color of shadow and Monet's envelope

7 comments:

  1. You are very welcome Katy. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. Brad,

    Thanks for this! It adds some depth of knowledge to what my color teachers taught me about cooler shadows. I had always just treated shadows as mostly body color mixed with complementary notes. I will keep this info in mind going forward as a bit more understanding of managing this warm vs. cool relationship.

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  3. Jake,

    You are very welcome. I find that using at least two colors in shadows helps keep the color more interesting. Plus it can make a nice split complementary with the color of the light, which incidentally will be the next topic posted.

    I look forward to your comments.

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  4. Great information! I'm really learning a lot here. Thanks for being so generous, it's finally starting to make sense for me.

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  5. Excellent information! I have taken some online courses and invariable the instructor refers to warm light producing cool shadows and vice versa. I initially took this as an inviolable rule that can be applied generally in most cases and boy was I proved wrong when painting tree shadows in sunlight. Now I know better and you observations confirm this as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

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