Finding a maximum of colours

This Post provides a link with Chapter 13, the third of the five colour mixing chapters I promised to publish in the coming days. Its title is “Finding a maximum of colours”. As with the others Posts on colour mixing, I start with an image followed by an edited version of its “Introductory”.

maximum of colours
Plenty of colours are needed, even for painting a single flower and its context


Estimates have been given as to the number of different colours that can be made from mixtures of the paints available to artists. The smallest of these sug-gests hundreds of thousands. At first sight such enormous numbers might seem to be daunting. However, there is no need to worry. It turns out that the huge extent of colour space that they indicate is quite easy to navigate, both in theory and in practice. Chapter 13  explains the theory, while Chapter 14 shows how it is surprisingly easy to use it in practice. You can read Chapter 13 by clicking on the link below. Chapter 14 will be made available very shortly.




Other Chapters from “Painting with Light and Colour”.

Other Posts on colour and light in painting:

Chapters from “What Scientists can Learn from Artists”

These deal in greater depth with subjects that feature in the other volumes

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