Watching someone else learn about color, makes everything vibrant again - like the first time I started seeing things in color - from the eyes of a painter
I wish everyone could experience that magic at least once in their life
So proud when a student sees a painting and comes back to me and says how much more depth could have been created if the artist used a compliment
and just as proud when a student's parent is also paying attention and now knows the color's names and points them out in life - and learns that some colors "compliment each other" and others "have continuity with each other"
It is so inspiring when people see in color
* Note: I am not saying people do not see in color - nor do I intend to insult anyone who has not taken a color theory class or studied color theory. I am merely sharing that we've had a colorful and inspirational time lately exploring color in a way which was new to my student and her mother - and that was magical.
** image is not a Jessica J. Murray original - it is clip art
On a side note #Rant: a lady was shopping for paints and couldn't find a few she was looking for - a sales rep in that arts supply store suggests a name brand of paint which is very cheep and works terribly and suggests a mixed 'hue' instead of a pure pigment - he said to her that since the person using it was just a student they wouldn't notice any difference
So - how does a student learn the difference if they don't use the pure pigment? Is it ok for someone in a voice class to sing a note slightly flat because only a small amount of people in the world have been trained to hear perfect pitch? Is it ok for a photographer to take a picture that is slightly blurry, because many people wear glasses and can't see perfectly?
It angers me that he thinks so little of students' education - that a substandard product wouldn't matter because they haven't been taught yet (but use the substandard product to teach them?) UGH!!!