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Leana

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on: January 01, 2013, 08:46:33 AM
I discovered these links on another site and thought I will share them here.  They are quite snazzy just check them out.  Interior Designers and webdesigners use these sites as well as artists that has come to know about them too. 

Great help in picking colour for your paintings...for example abstracts as well as other paintings.  The first site www.colorschemedesigner.com for example has a colour wheel ...you put the cursor on the dot of the colour wheel and can move around to different colours...above the colour wheel there is other options as well to give different combinations eg 'mono', 'compliment', 'triad', 'tetrod', 'analogic', 'accented analogic'...it is fascinating to see all the colours in the block on the right change.  I suppose one does not have to use all the colours, but can pick and choose which you prefer in your painting.  Below the colour wheel there are other 'buttons'> 'hues', 'adjust scheme' and 'colourlist'... Hues is on display, if you click on 'adjust scheme you can change the chroma/intensity of the colour...just play around and see...I have had some fun checking out colour schemes  :D .

https://kuler.adobe.com/#themes/rating?time=30 - designers put together their colour choices and load them on this site...then others vote on favorite combinations

www.visibone.com/colorlab/
www.colormixers.com/mixers/cmr/
www.colorshemer.com/schemes/
www.colorblender.com



Have fun  ;)

« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 09:04:52 AM by Leana »
Leana

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Lillian

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Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 10:02:04 AM
 :thankyou:   for sharing all those links with us Leana.   :1hug:   You're an  :angel:   You're so helpful.

I did a lot of browsing on the internet when I did my color theory course at the college.

I especially like the first link.
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Red1

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Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 03:58:23 PM
 :thankyou: for sharing the sites.  I love the kuler site.  You can upload your own pics and scan over the colors and it gives you a color pallette.  How cool is this?


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Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 04:56:40 PM
Colorbender was the one I preferred. Thanks for sharing, Leana.
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Leana

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Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 10:08:13 PM
It's a huge pleasure  ;) Glad you are having fun and enjoying them  O0
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Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 10:26:13 PM
Okay, I just had my first disaster in a couple of weeks.  I am trying to paint an Eastern Bluebird.  Very bright blue.  No matter what I do, the blue on the paper is not bright enough.  I have tried Cobalt blue, Cerulean blue, and Ultramarine with every mix I can think of and it's just not right.  Any suggestions on brightening up blue? :tickedoff:


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Reply #6 on: January 02, 2013, 03:55:07 AM
Leana -  It must have been a lot of work to find and put this list together.   :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :thankyou:

I like all the sites especially the color scheme designer site and the kuler site.    :)
LanieT


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Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 05:09:22 AM
Hi Red... the only thing I can think of to do... is to bring in blues complimentary colour of orange (which would not necessarily be Cadmium Orange...but could also be Siena, Burnt Umber etc)...which would make the blue stand out more...however I might be wrong...lets wait and see what Dennis/Nolan and the other members have to say.  ;)

 :wave: Hi Lanie, it really was no effort whatsoever  :D ...I found it on another site and thought I would share the info here... somebody might just find it useful  ;D
Leana

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Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 05:39:16 AM
Thanks, Leana, I hope to check these out soon!  Red 1, the Eastern Bluebird is my former state bird.  I haven't painted one yet, but once experimented a little with the color.. As I remember, I used a little phthalo blue in the mix.  Is it smiliar to the cerulean?
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Sarah (arch)

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Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 07:04:29 AM
I think Leana's suggestion might be helpful, bringing the burnt sienna or some orange into the background. I also think that you can trust the human eye or the observer. We don't need to paint the intense greens of nature, for instance, because the observer will 'register' green even if we do not put it there. I have done two bluebirds, and have not tried to match the intensity of the blue. One is against an orangey background, come to think of it.
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Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 12:01:42 PM
As I remember, I used a little phthalo blue in the mix. 


I was just going to mention Phthalo Blue  - but just the barest hint!


Great minds thing alike - eh, Polliwag  :2funny:
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Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 02:16:00 PM
Thanks guys.  I'll try the orangy background thing and the pthalo blue.  I'll let you know how it turns out.


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Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 02:19:15 PM
You got it Roxy.... We'll be watching for the results Red!
Dianne

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