Re: Color mixing

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Posted by scooter on August 24, 2002 at 05:47:01:

In reply to: Color mixing posted by Maureen on August 23, 2002 at 14:32:39:

: Hi Scooter,
: It isn't about a dare or the backbone meeting the belly button or the
: knee. It is just a matter of color mixing. Red and green are
: complementary colors. As are blue/orange and yellow/purple. When
: mixing these complementary colors together what you get is a brown or
: a brownish/grey color...not black. The mixing of those complements
: is a way to get to browns and greys but not to blacks. Try that out
: with water colors, oils, acrylics and prove it for yourself. Not my
: discovery...pure color theory...been around, studied and known for a
: long long time.
You are correct it is a matter of color mixing, more red you get the
brownish you describe... color theory holds that white is all colors
mixed together...however that only works with light..pigment is about
color absorption...aka color subtraction...and i have made great
shadows, greys and reasonable blacks with red and green.


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