A Crisp Winter Steam, 8 x 10, oil color study
No. 6 in this month's color study.
Although my painting is much looser than the more detailed landscape I was studying, I found that blocking in large color shapes is the beginning of a very strong composition. My palette was much more intense and vibrant but what they have in common is the mood that these colors palettes share is a crisp wintery atmosphere.
I'm beginning to like this exercise even more now than when I started. With less attention to detail I can concentrate on the larger shapes and how dynamic each shape plays in the composition.
Did you know?
... based on the Article How Does Color Affect Learning? published on eHow Mom. com website..
Color at Home
Parents can create a creative environment in the home to inspire creativity and learning. Starting at infancy, a colorful bedroom is beneficial to the learning of a baby. Babies that have colorful bedrooms, increase intelligence at a faster rate than babies who do not have colorful bedrooms. The use of colorful toys and decor for infants and children alike, creates a fun environment as well as a learning environment. Color can affect mood. Warm colors can induce a comfortable feeling and bright colors can induce the feeling of excitement.
Colorful Bedroom Memories
When I was a little girl my mom had decorated my 1st bedroom with bold primary colors and my bedspread had large numbers and letters on it. By middle school we moved into a different house and in 7th grade we decided to paint my room emerald green and paint a huge rainbow going from one side all the way to the other side of the room. When I became a mom, the first thing I wanted to do was paint the bedrooms, the girls had a pink room with Winnie the Pooh decor and the boys had a blue room with Noah's ark theme. I'm not sure if any of us increased our intelligence at a faster rate with all these colorful rooms but what I do know is that the color if the room definitely effects your mood and energy level.
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