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Colour, 2nd Edition by David Hornung

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8 . COLOR RESEARCH

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“Color exists in itself, possesses its own beauty. It was Japanese prints that we bought for a few sous on the rue de Seine that revealed this to us.”

Henri Matisse

 

SOURCES OF COLOR

A good colorist cultivates a taste for discovery in his everyday encounters with the richness of the visual environment. Both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts offer myriad examples of exquisite color and color arrangements. The most common things, e.g. seashells, stones, leaves, paper wrappers, faded wallpaper, old book covers, peeling paint, or green leaves against a roiling gray sky, can provide color inspiration. Paintings, prints, weavings, ...

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