The Study of Colours

Colour is the feeling generated in the eyes by disintegrated light beams. When light waves strike the retina of the eye, a visual sensation known as colour is produced.

Types and Classification of Colours

Primary Colours:  These are yellow, red, and blue. These are the fundamental colours that may be produced on their own, without the addition of any additional colours.

Secondary Colours:: The combination of two primary colours will result in the production of secondary colours. Orange, green, and purple make up the colour scheme.

Red + Yellow = Orange

Blue + Yellow = Green

 Red + Blue = Purple.

Tertiary Colors: Tertiary colours may be created by combining secondary colours in various proportions. 

Purple + Green = Tertiary Blue

Orange + Purple = Tertiary Red.

Sources of Local Colours

Native Colour: Four native colours are available to be derived from the environment, and they date back to early man. They come in four different colours: red, green, black, and white.

Red: Made from the blood of killed animals.

Green: Squeezed out of green leaves

Black: derived from black charcoal

White: the colour of nature

Uses of Colour in Artwork

The following are some of the possible applications of colours in art:

1. Beautification

2. Identification

3. Determination of Differences

4. demonstrating the shapes

Colour Wheel

The colour wheel, often known as a colour circle, is the fundamental instrument used to assist in the creation of visually appealing colour combinations. Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the first circle colour diagram in the year 1666. The purpose of the colour wheel is to provide a fundamental, all-encompassing virtual guide to colour choices. There have been various variations of the fundamental layout of the colour wheel throughout the years; however, the one that is used the most often is a wheel that consists of twelve colours and is based on the subtractive colour mode of ROYGBIV.

The Study of Colour

Colour scheme

A colour scheme, also known as colour relationships, is a collection of techniques used in the process of analyzing colour harmonies. It is an efficient method for the artist to choose colours that relate to one another in some manner and seem pleasing when they are settled. There are seven different colour schemes, including monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, triad, tetrad, neutral, and random, that may be used to create a variety of colour combinations in a relationship.

Monochrome is a variation of a single colour in a single tone.

Analogous is a virtual connection between colours that are adjacent on the colour wheel.

A complementary colour is two colours that are precisely opposite each other on the colour wheel.

Triad: Three colours are used in a triad connection, and they are recognized by pinning the fourth colour on the colour wheel, choosing them at about equal distances from one another.

Application of Colour in Crafts

Mixing of Colours

The result of combining colours in a variety of proportions produces a wide range of visual effects. There were several guises that colour may take, each one fulfilling a particular function. The many kinds of colours and how to combine them are described in the following paragraphs.

Poster Colour

The many kinds of colours and how to combine them are described in the following paragraphs.

The poster Colour must be diluted with water before being applied, and it may only be used on paper. 

Oil Colour

Mixing oil colour with linseed oil allows for its efficient application on both board and canvas. 

Gloss paint

Gloss paint requires the addition of kerosene before it can be applied successfully to walls, metal, or wood. 

Emulsion Paint

Emulsion PaintMixing emulsion paint with water will result in a pleasing look being produced on the wall.

Application of colour in Craftworks

Application of colour in Craft works When painting an artwork, the usage of warm colours, such as red, yellow, orange, and lemon green, are the set of colours that are recommended to be used the most. This is because using warm colours will highlight the beauty of the work even without the inclusion of any extra design.

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