Friday, April 24, 2009

Colour Studies

Back to doing some colour studies. I find it remarkable that once you calibrate your colour sense to the world of the painting some remarkable things happen. What looks like grey on the palette can stand in for green in the world of the painting, for instance.Pink can become white, rust can become scarlet, olive can become black. This shift in calibration can force the viewer to respond emotionally to the painting in different ways.



5 comments:

Kumi Matsukawa said...

I am so impressed!! superb works.

karlsimon said...

Some really good work here on your blog Tom! Nice to see there are other locationsketchers around in London =)
This summer I must try to do some colour studies aswell, yours are very inspiring!

søren bendt said...

great stuff man! I especially like the Battersea park.

John David Thornton said...

Great stuff, Tom. Your description of the effect of "standins" & "shift in calibration" upon human perception is intriguing.
I'll have to ponder that for awhile....
Cheers,
Jack

Gillibean said...

These are beautiful! Your sen,se of colour is fabulous! Something Ive yet to learn! Your blog is very inspirational!