Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Law of Simultaneous Contrast by Vincent van Gogh

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.

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