Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The "why" of complement neutralization

Here is the reason why complements make black. Black is not the absence of all colors, that's white. The presence of all colors makes black. There are only three colors, red, yellow and blue. If we put two of these together, say, red and yellow, we make orange, a secondary. That secondary, orange is the complement of blue. Blue is the third primary and we didn't use it in our mixtures so far.

We have added red to yellow plus that third primary, blue.

If we mix blue and orange (red and yellow) we have mixed all three primaries. When you mix all three primaries you get black.

This works with yellow and purple, green and red etc.

I want to give a quick shout-out to Inez Sainz, I have no reason to believe you read my blog, but you never know. If you do, I'm proud of you, and I'm on YOUR side, I think you've got a lot of talent. I would also like to add that I'm cooler than your boyfriend.


Todd Bonita said...

Hahaaa...that's hilarious. I love the randomness of your message to Inez.

Simone said...

Ines Sainz, says she never felt threatened or attacked. She thought the players and coaches were joking around. She herself seems quite flirtatious. ESPN columnist Jemele Hill (herself a female) took Sainz to task for degrading female journalists in general, for conducting her business as if she were in a nightclub, for flirting and dressing in an unduly enticing fashion. None of them seem quite worth a shout out.

Stapleton Kearns said...

I know all of that. I was just trying to gain Inez's confidence.I am actually on the Jet's side.

Richard J. Luschek II said...

I often do a bit of research after reading your informative posts. Sometimes if I want to delve further into art topics or look at an artist you mention or even to find a book that you recommend, but I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed researching Inez Sainz. I did not know who that was, and after view some pictures of her I feel much more informed.

Judy P. said...

Ha- Stapleton, you are such a GUY.

barbara b. land of boz said...

Stapleton, all I can say is just
Keep on Keeping On!! A good sense
of humor is always needed when striving to become a great painter!

Stapleton Kearns said...

Thanks. She does have a broad based appeal.

Stapleton Kearns said...

I am sure you came away from the experience better informed.

Stapleton Kearns said...

I am the smoking crater where once there was a guy.

Stapleton Kearns said...

Thanks.How come trad. painters are usually so serious.Philip Koch and Richard Luschek are funny though. Others who comment are very quick too. I enjoy that.

Catherine Meeks said...

Thanks for fixing the spelliing

Catherine Meeks said...

spelling I meant