I'm interested in the colors of a Kim English's painting. As we know that the feeling of a color depend on the adjacent other colors, I piked up and isolated some colors with a picture software. Here is the result.
There are some surprises: the house is rather red (it seems rather green to me), some areas of the snow are in a grayish green tone (they seem blue).

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Comment by Karen Ilari on April 26, 2017 at 5:47pm

I love doing this! Especially interesting to note how dark in value the house is, even though it reads as light in the painting.

Comment by Deborah Alavosius on April 22, 2017 at 4:03pm

Thanks Philippe!

Comment by Sarah Irland on April 22, 2017 at 2:26pm

Thanks for sharing this, Philippe.  I also admire Kim English's work.  Very interesting process.  I sometimes use photo shop to capture the colors, but I like the detailed approach you use.

Comment by Wenda Spooner on April 21, 2017 at 5:43pm

very interesting Philippe! i love this stuff!

Comment by Charles Eisener on April 21, 2017 at 1:33pm

And we all thought that snow is white!!  Clearly, the value is more important than the colour.  There are some who argue that colour does not exist in nature, but is only an artifact created by the manner in which our eyes and visual cortex interact with various wavelengths of light.

Golden has a free Virtual Mixer on their site that will provide mixing ratios to match specific colours from our photos.  It is designed to work with their "mixing set" colours, which are largely modern synthetic pigments.  You do not have to download the program, either!

This painting is really nice in that the value range is not extreme, but still produces a nice contrast that draws the eye to the focal point.  The rest of the photo is quite muted in comparison.  Would love to see this one close up to fully appreciate how the artist nailed the effects.

Thanks Philippe!

Comment by Marion on April 21, 2017 at 12:22pm

Colour is fascinating and deceiving.  What we see and what we think we see aren't always the same, and depending on what it is next to, also influences what we see, as I am learning only too well, lol.

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