Friday, March 5, 2010


A color scheme using only one hue with varying degrees of value or intensity.


A system of color mixing (used in painting and drawing) based on the juxtaposition of small bits of pure color. Also called divisionism.

Cool color

A color closer to blue on the color wheel.

Visual color mixing

The optical mixture of small units of color so that the eye perceives the mixture rather than the individual component colors.


The use of light and dark values to imply depth and volume in a two-dimensional work of art.

Wash Drawing

Where dark ink or watercolor are mixed with water to produce shades of gray.


Relating to the hue or saturation of color.