Monday, March 12, 2012

"Harmony Under Warm Light" --- Sold

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Painting this small painting, I was really paying attention to the color harmony. I was using a halogen light  for illumination, so the light was very warm. The background is a piece of white canvas, and the bottle is actually blue. To judge my color perception, I turned on my iPhone and placed a white screen on the display. I used this "iPhone white" as my standard, and placed it near my setup. I judged all colors I saw by referencing to this standard "white". In this way I see the background is so yellow, and the bottle is so green. If I didn't use this iPhone trick, my eyes would soon adapted the illumination and I would not have the color accuracy. You may want to try this too. Any electronic display with some sort of white screen will work.

4 comments:

George Carr said...

It took me a while but I get what you're saying. A white card would not work as a reference because it would be tainted by the temperature of whatever artificial light you are using, but an electronic display generates its own light and so is not affected by the environment. This would work with grays, too, I guess.

Dalan said...

Another great tip! thanks Qiang

Sunny Avocado said...

I will try it...and your painting is harmonious and beautiful!

Donna said...

I love the angles! Nice!