we did a lesson in my art class on organizing color and understanding how the eye perceives color. it’s surprisingly challenging to question the red-orange relationship. orange is created by red mixed with yellow so logically, orange is “lighter than” red. in this picture the orange is “darker” than red, or is it simply more “intense” to suggest the narrowing of the waist?
to have different colors convey different shades is very different than having gradient shades of one color. as the viewer it appears intuitive, as the artist, not so much.
original art, april 2010