Sidewalk Shadows, oil 5 x 7, color study
No. 4 - Color Study
Here's the fourth color study in this series. I just loved the long shadows the trees made on this sidewalk. although the colors in my painting aren't as muted in the original. ( I think my scanner is off a bit) The complimentary colors really stand out here in both the red and green hues.
More interesting facts from the article:
How Does Color Affect Learning? from eHow Mom. com
Color and Creativity
Color inspires creativity and encourages students in coming up with new ideas. The use of color not only assists students in artist projects, color stimulates creativity thinking towards story writing and helps students to evaluate and solve questions.
Once my daughter asked me why do I always buy black sketchbooks? "Why don't you buy colorful sketchbooks?"
I had to think about that answer for a little bit. I'm not really sure since I wouldn't think black was a color (which black isn't a color) that would stimulate creative thinking. My only guess would be that "you can't judge a book by it's cover" because inside my regular 8 x 11 plain old black sketchbook is a COLOR EMPORIUM!
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