Midnight Cafe, 5 x 7, oil color study
No. 5 Color Study
Here's no. 5 of this month's color study series.
How I loved painting the deep blue buildings and shadows. This is one of my favorite colors the actual colors that I mixed together were phthalo violet and cerulean blue.... but to give it a name I would retire to my Benjamin Moore paint chart and call it... "Starry Night Blue"... what a cool job to be the person who names the paint colors at these paint companies like Benjamin Moore or Behr Paints.
Color and Mood
another bit of interesting info from the eHow mom.com site
Different Colors Cause Different Moods
The colors red, orange and yellow stimulate and increase brain activity. The colors green, blue and violet induce relaxtion. Teachers can design classroom decor to match either an active or relaxed style of learning. Classroom assignments and presentations can use color to enhance learning. Children that are overly stimulated could benefit from the relaxing colors. Children with attention disorders can benefit from brain stimulating colors.
So what color puts you in a relaxing mood? or in an energetic mood? Can you come up with a creative name like the famous paint companies?
Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
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