colour exercises

art, recent work, teaching

This morning saw the first sun ray since autumn in our kitchen. Snow in the afternoon.

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In between, from last week’s experience, some basic colour exercises; wax crayons, white paper. These wax crayons come in six primary colours; two yellow, two reds, two blue. In each pair, there is a difference in temperature and brightness, as well as in colour; of the two yellow ones, for instance, one tends towards green and the other towards orange; and so, secondary colours can be obtained in various shades of luminance. Their ‘bodyness’ belongs to the wax rather than to the pigments.

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Go from the white sheet through bright red, blue and yellow to darkness. Then back to brilliance again, now with a depth.

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Go deeper.

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