Color Effects

Color techniques and effects on mood or impact.

I chose this painting to show how the color at the horizon creates a focal point of bright warm colors, creating a feeling of peace and hope.
I chose several paintings all of Venice to highlight how the colors and tones reflect an image differently to the audience. For example, this painting has the least saturation and has cool brown and green tones. This makes Venice come across as dirty and old.
This next painting I chose of Venice also has brown on the buildings and people, but the canal and sky are beautifully filled in with green-blue in the canal and a blue and pink sky. This painting is much more warm than the last, giving the audience a fonder view of Venice.
This last painting of Venice that I chose has warm light flooding in and illuminating the buildings with color and reflecting the colors wonderfully into the canal. This one has the warmest mood.
The colors in this piece are a wonderful example of how the home on the hill is illuminated in light and has the most color out of the piece; this gives that section of the painting an importance.
I chose this painting to demonstrate a more dramatic way to highlight by adding color to only a few objects. In this piece the sky and the man in the front right are outset by the dark rocks and trees.
This painting uses beautifully rich greens and yellows combined with the beautifully blue sky to create a light and warm mood for the audience.
This painting combines rich blues, greens and yellows in contrast to dark browns and grey to create a sense of unity and contrast.
The bright colors in the foreground contrast to the lack of colors in the distance to create a beautiful atmospheric perspective onto of the richness of the foreground which adds a lively mood.
This painting is another example of the atmospheric perspective through color and using warm bright colors to draw the audience into the foreground.
I picked this painting because I found that the bright green and use of rich colors drastically outset the grave stones, mourning man and the skull. Usually this type of painting would be associated with bleak and dark colors.
I chose this painting to demonstrate how the absence of color with this yellow-brown haze creates a desolate and eery mood.
The orange haze in the painting create a hazy, desolate mood for the audience. This is only offset by the very subtle addition of dull green in the trees and a grey blue in the sky.
This painting also uses an orange haze, but this one is much brighter than the others and contrasts the bush beautifully so that the mood shifts from desolate to just draw the attention of the audience in.
The bright yellow around Jesus gives him an important glow, almost like a sun, and draws the audiences attention away from the surrounding desolation of people, as if to depict him as hope to the audience.
This entire piece is almost entirely made up of rich warm colors. This gives the audience a sense of joy and comfort alone with maybe some passion as she is wearing a bright red dress.
In this painting the people are accented by wearing warm red tones contrasting from the blue hazy background.
This painting uses the gold in the background to highlight the archangel, giving the audience a sense of holiness as the archangel slays the demon depicted in black, which the audience would associate with evil or the devil.
This painting uses vibrant red and dark black to create an effect that almost implies the presence of blood or death to the audience. The painting gives off a mood of despair.
This painting has very little color variation. This makes the shapes and background all fade together so that the focal point becomes blended into the piece without a clear location.
This painting I chose to demonstrate how yellow isn't always used for bright and happy moods. In this painting the yellow is used to contrast the dark blue-grey, but the moods is very dark and thoughtful, almost introspective.
This painting also shows how yellow can also be used in a darker painting of create an usual mood and contrast that is also pleasing to the audience.
The shaded colors in the painting create an ominous emotion for the audience.
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