Friday, July 1, 2011

Playing with the Color Wheel

 "Colour is my daylong obsession, joy and torment." ~ Claude Monet
 This has been my sig line for many years.  I am enthralled by color.  Whether it's man-made or from nature, color is my inspiration.

colour-wheel

An ordinary color wheel.  

Let's look at it again...through nature.

Primary Colors (the 3 colors from which all other colors are made)

Red Roses
RED

Yellow Tulips
YELLOW

Blue Water

BLUE

Secondary Colors (a mix of 2 primary colors)

orange 
Orange - a mix of red and yellow



Green Swirl
Green - a mix of yellow and blue


Purple
Purple (Violet) - a mix of blue and red

Tertiaries - a mix of 1 primary and 1 secondary (or basically 3 primaries mixed together)


yellow-green
Yellow-Green

Alpine blues and greens
Blue-Green

Blue Wonder (campunela) alpine
Blue-Purple (Blue-Violet)

Purples at Sunset
Red-Purple (Red-Violet)

Orange, red and yellow tulip, Main Street, Newberry, SC
Red-Orange

Yellow Orange Roses
Yellow-Orange

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