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  • Color Value

    To understand a hue's value on a color mixing chart , imagine what shade it would be if it were turned into a black-and-white photograph. Color value definition Color values describe the degree of lightness and darkness of a color. Determining the hue value of the color you will paint is one of the...
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  • Tinting Color

    This artist has used tint in art to create light shades of blue appropriate for the sky. Tinting color To tint art is is the process of adding white pigment to a color to lighten it. It is the opposite of shading, or adding black pigment to a color to darken it. How to create shades and tints Never begin...
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  • Reflected Color

    This still life oil painting by Philip R Jackson demonstrates reflected color on the table in the reds of the tomato's mirror image. ( Tension Series: Goodbye Goldfish , 2004, 8 x 10 inches. Private collection.) What is reflected color? In art reflected color is a change of hue caused when one color...
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  • Lightfastness

    Because J M W Turner used non-lightfast red pigments , the reds in this painting have faded significantly. By 1859, staff at the National Gallery of London had already noted that the vivid scarlets in this sunset had were dulled. We will never know what this famous piece originally looked like. ( The...
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  • Color Hue

    Hue, value, chroma are demonstrated in this illustration, which shows hues next to their corresponding values . Hue definition in art Also called a spectral color, the hue is the traditional color name given to a specific wavelength of light in the light spectrum. In painting color theory, the term color...
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  • Chroma (color)

    Hue, value, chroma : Here we see two different hues of violet with different levels of chroma. What is the chroma color theory? In color theory , chroma refers to the degree of vividness of a color, or how pure it is compared to its representative on the color wheel. It can also be called saturation...
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