BALANCING COLOR-2 – Balancing with Chroma- Download
Beginning with her study from Lesson One this Series, Dianne demonstrates controlling the weight of color by how its saturation of hue is distributed. The principle she uses is the more highly saturated a hue, the heavier is its visual weight.
This lesson is S27L2, Balancing with Chroma ofthe BALANCING COLOR series. Beginning with her study from Lesson One this Series, Dianne demonstrates controlling the weight of color by how its saturation of hue-its chroma (intensity)-is distributed. The principle she uses is the more highly saturated a hue, the heavier is its visual weight. Note that the hue of a color does not change when we change its chroma.
We balance color by how we distribute it throughout the canvas, whether by proportions, by repetition or a combination of the two. Four major kinds of color balance are symmetrical, asymetrical, radial and mosaic. This series explores four traditional uses of asymetical color balance.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different concept for dealing with balancing color. Lessons Two is built on the study done in Lesson One. Lessons Three and Four are independent studies. If mastered, these four concepts can help any artist eliminate imbalanced color from their paintings.
With every brushstroke we make, we are composing. Just as with any creation, we begin with a structure, then as the art work begins we place shapes and colors according the concept with which we are working. But the time comes when we move to a different level of thinking and decision-making–that moment when our intention becomes to bring clarity and resolution to the work.
Among Dianne’s passions about painting and teaching painting is how composing principles can expand creative freedom if the artist transcends the “rule” idea and instead, transforms the principle into a tool that opens creative doors.
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