Color Shifts Chart - 18" x 12" paper
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Caroline Jasper's COLOR SHIFTS chart illustrates two different approaches to combining colors resulting in extremely different visual experiences.
A color shifts to slightly warmer or cooler, brighter or duller versions depending upon characteristics of color added.
The center column posts tube paints (Caroline's favorite Holbein Artists' Oil Colors) arranged in color wheel sequence. In left and right columns, each color combines, both mixed and mingled, with the next two colors posted above and the next two colors below it in the center. Small square swatches between mixed and mingled areas indicate color added, also identified by name listed immediately above or below it.
MIXED or MINGLED color-combining methods produce very different visual effects. Mixed color produces a less vibrant result than if colors are mingled, unmixed.
When two colors are MIXED, a resulting new color exhibits characteristics of both parent colors. This method follows long standing color mixing traditions in painting, whether mixed on palette before applying to canvas or painted wet-into-wet directly on canvas. Once blended, parent color identities can only be surmised.
When two colors are MINGLED, a new color is merely implied visually (a la Seurat). This "divided" or "broken" color method was commonly used by the Impressionists. Because they are not literally mixed, parent colors keep their straight-from-the-tube appearance. One color is applied first and allowed to dry. The second color is dabbled on allowing underlying dry color to show between freshly painted marks. More vibrant visual interaction results from mingling, more so when involving opposing hue colors.
Printed instructions explain how the chart is organized and provide recommendations for use of mixing or mingling methods depending artist's desired visual impact and depth illusion effects.
© Caroline Jasper