Over the last several nights I laid (layed?) out the following principles:
MIXTURES OF TWO PRIMARIES FORM THE SECONDARY COLORS, ORANGE, PURPLE AND GREEN.
IF YOU MIX CERTAIN SECONDARIES WITH A PRIMARY, YOU FORM A TERTIARY COLOR.
Tonight I am going to add a third;
If you look across the color wheel from any color you will find its complement.That is, its opposite.
IF YOU MIX ANY TWO PRIMARIES YOU WILL FORM THE COMPLIMENT OF THE THIRD PRIMARY WHICH YOU DIDN'T INCLUDE IN THE MIXTURE.
Here is an example of that, say you mix red and yellow together and make an orange, orange is the complement of blue. Blue is the third primary. You used yellow and red already, blue, the unused primary is the complement of orange.
IF YOU MIX COMPLEMENTS YOU GET A NEUTRAL, OR GRAY.
If you think about that for a second it makes sense. A gray or a black is the presence of a three colors. we saw above that the two different primaries were the complement of the unused primary. If we then throw that unused primary into the mix we have all three primaries in there which makes a gray or black.
So if you mix two complements you make gray.
Here is a list of the compliments from our color wheel;
- yellow and purple(violet)
- blue and orange
- red and green
- yellow-orange and blue-violet
- yellow-green and red-violet
- red orange and blue green.
I am moving my blog to Wordpress. The new URL address where I soon will be posting new entries is: stapletonkearns-blog.com. You can check it out right now but I am still in the process of moving. There will be a redirect of the URL stapletonkearns.blogspot.com that you are using now and all the links and feeds should still work without your changing anything. I also will leave this blog up just in case.
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