I think back to these words whenever I’m thinking about color or mixing color. The quote is from the letters of Vincent van Gogh. The pages are from a calligraphy class I took many years ago. The object of this example was to create a model for a book in a matter of a few hours.
I’m aware of and apologize for all spelling and other errors. There’s no SpellCheck in Calligraphy. And in this class, no Do-overs.
Remembering this quote when I paint has served me well, which is why I’m sharing it here, in hopes it will help simplify color theory for someone else.
Mistakes and all – The Law of Simultaneous Contrast from the Letters of Vincent van Gogh.