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7-2 COLOR POSSIBILITIES

All the values, hues and saturations are taken directly from the painting. This will have the effect of unifying the whole package. The gold on the frame already echoes the yellow of the painting. What color will you ultimately choose? What will be its value, hue and saturation? Try and think of these as a combined choice (ie medium value, green hue, highly satureated)

1.VALUE
Light is absorbed at the back of the eye by cells (cones) sensitive to red, blue and green wavelenghts and seem to be responsible for color vision in daylight. In dim light the 'rods' take over, which are more sensitive to blue-green light, and distinguish clearly between values of light and shade. This is why squinting helps you determine the value of a color.

First: what value (how light or dark )do you prefer?

Medium values - from breastplate   Low and high value - from rocks and sky

2. HUE

Second: what hue (color) do you like?

Blue hues - from sky

Green hues - from sky

Red hue - Thor's neck and flesh

How strongly do you feel about your choices?

GO TO .... Saturation

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