Wednesday, December 30, 2009

19 The color of shadow and Monet's envelope


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

  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.

  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.

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

  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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