The Use of Color in Composition

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    New Masters AcademyNew Masters Academy
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    In this lesson, instructor Glenn Vilppu will teach you how to use color to organize a composition and create an experience. You will learn how master colorists like Pierre Bonnard and Paul Gauguin utilized color in their artwork. Glenn will also show you how to combine color and texture to guide the viewer’s eye across the picture plane.

    This lesson belongs to the course Elements of Traditional Composition. In this 10-week course, master artist Glenn Vilppu will teach you the fundamental elements of composition used in pictorial art. You will study the important aspects of composition like movement, force, opposites, geometry, and many more. Glenn will show you how the Old Masters utilize these compositional concepts in their creations. Afterward, you will watch Glenn’s demonstration on how to apply those elements to your artwork using a traditional step-to-step approach. After completing this course, you will gain a deep understanding of composition and be able to transform your artistic ideas into visually effective outcomes.

    Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

    Martin Marker
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    Hello together,

    Glen is speaking in a couple of examples he shows about that yellow is a cool color, I just wonder because

    i can only read about that yellow is warm. Looking forward to hear and fantastic course Glen is an amazing

    teacher !

    Daniel DaigleDaniel Daigle
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    Hello Martin,

    Counterintuitively yellow can be cool or warm. this becomes apparent when you start mixing oil paints. (you can find charts and diagrams for cool vs warm paint variations when shopping for oil paints) if you mix a cool yellow with a warm color, your results will be muddy.
    its also important to consider that warm and cool is not a definite measurement, but a relative one. there are all sorts of optical illusions that prove this point.
    in this image, all of the spheres are the same color, however the stripe that runs across it, changes how we perceive the color temperature.
    I hope this helps

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