Looking at Red

Another lovely color blog post! Thanks to Gail for these exquisite explorations.

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

Red is one of the most powerful colors when it is at its brightest. But Red has many moods and may be the most misunderstood color of all. For instance when red starts out as a very pale tint, it will be named pink. Pink conjures up very different images than a bright red or even a dark red. When red is at its brightest, it is sometimes associated with a so called true red. But which true red – one that is slanted towards purple (violet) or one that slants towards orange? or a red that swings on the pendulum somewhere between the 2 colors.  It is at this point that color students become irritated with red – when they are challenged with how they have perceived their lifelong idea of  red. It can be interesting to read about how different cultures perceive colors, as we do in our level 1 Color Course but there is no substitute…

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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