Transparency - A Key to Spatial Depth in Painting: Part 2, Color


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Mini-Tutorial: Transparency - A Key to Spatial Depth in Painting: Part 2, Color

by Michael Newberry

NOTE FROM MSK: The actual tutorial has been removed at the request of Michael Newberry. The link to the tutorial on his site remains in the title above. I highly recommend you go there and go through it. Here is a small quote from it:

This online tutorial is a transcription from a 2002 lecture I gave at the Courage of Your Perceptions Conference (Satellite to the EC's Vision Scientists' Conference) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Given a two-dimensional surface, transparency and contrast are a means to place identities/forms through spatial depth.

In Part 1 I discussed how this theory works with gray tonal scales and in paintings with limited color range. Let's see what happens when we introduce intense colors.

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