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Saturday, September 30, 2006

University Of Florida Dairy Cows

8x10 inches
oil on panel

Painter's Tip

Color Terms

Color Wheel- Is a tool for organizing color. The wheel shows color relationships. The wheel consists of three primaries, which cannot be mixed from other colors, three secondaries, whcih are combinations of two primaries, and six tertiaries, mixtures of a primary with a neighboring secondary.

Hue- Is the color which is right out of the tube in it's purest form. It is the "Color" of a color if you will.

Local Color- Is the color of a given object that you actually see. A cherry is red. That is it's local color.

Value- Is how light or dark a color is.

Intensity- Is how pure,full or brilliant a color is.

Temperature- Is how warm or cool a color is. Generally reds, yellows, oranges are warm, while blues , greens and violets are cool, but even within those colors there are warmer or cooler hues.

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