Thursday, May 22, 2008

a color scheme for telling time...

colors of lights

morning:
yellow

noon:
yellow white
orange yellow

5 p.m.:
orange
orange and red

shadow:
violet
greyish blue
violet blue
blue
green blue

sunset:
red

shadow:
green

gaslight:
orange and red

shadow:
greenish blue

magnesium light:
white

shadow:
almost black

"in the south the much reflected shadow can be almost warm, luminous...

excerpt from the 1894 journal of the painter paul signac

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