Colour would seem to depend much more on a natural sense and to be less amenable to teaching. A well-trained eye for the appreciation of form is what every student should set himself to acquire with all the might of which he is capable.
The nearest wall, the least intense mass of color, dominates by shear mass. What is the focal point if not the perched birds? Though they don’t exemplify the greatest contrast in the picture.
Intensity and temperature are key, and I’m tempted to say blue-green dominates (no, red-orange! No, blue-green!). Everything is warm against cool, or transitioning between the two. Trees make for interesting notes of green in background, not immediately perceptible, and of course the “thimbleful” of red in a teeny, far off flag. Interesting to note relative intensity of distant row of buildings.
After the flag, nearby masses of red orange rooftop and wall at lower right are most intense, but don’t seem to dominate. Maybe the rooftop has more power than I’m willing to admit. It is nicely centered.
Ocean an example of cool receding, warm advancing? Interesting horizon, contrast of intensity/temperature.
And the window. It doesn’t draw my eye, but is an excellent contrast in value and intensity. Conforms to hue and temperature, dominating coolness of edifice. Breaks up flat mass.
Didn’t even catch that wooden post with the dark cast shadow my first pass through the piece. Fun that it and its shadow basically make an arrow toward the birds.
I didn’t give light much thought (I never do) but if I had to put it into words I’d say the piece depicts a warm light source casting cool shadows. Am I right? Do I win? The predominance of the planes seen in shadow contribute to the general coolness of the picture.
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I took the study one step further, but the animation will have to wait I think- I'll definitely be doing more hops, but It's tough to justify opening up Animator's Survival Kit before I meet some Raindrop Hop milestones.
The aquarium feature in color