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JOSEPH ALBERS - response


Date: Mon Oct 28 2002 - 16:12:21 PST

    The Magazine "National Geographic" published something these past years
about color study and the eyes. I'll try to find the month and date. Also
pertinent to color study is what the Impressionist did by using warm and cool
grays to bring out the color next to the grays. Also gray can be a neutral.
They also never used straight black, rather mixing warm and cool blacks from
their color pallette by mixing the complementaries. Have your kids make warm
and cool browns with red, yellow, black and blue. My kindergartens are having
fun making spooky trees with lots of mixing.
    Keep in mind that color painting and mixing of colors should be a
personal and rewarding part of painting. Try not to tell them how to mix
colors, rather they should experiment and right down their concoctions to
share with the rest of the class.
                                        Sue in Florida