• WHAT IS COLOUR?

    HUES, TINTS and SHADES?

    Most people use the words hues, tints and shades interchangeably when describing what they see. Each of these words is used as a way of describing a colour family on the basic colour wheel that most people are familiar with: These are the family of the twelve purest and brightest colours. They are the colours that we see where light is being reflected from a surface of something.

  • WHAT IS COLOUR?

    LUMINOSITY

    I was looking at a painting a few days ago and its LUMINOSITY struck me. It seemed to shine with a particular quality although the effect is by clever use of certain tints of paint …. and as someone who also paints I was curious as to what gave it that brightness. The English Romanticist, landscape painter,  JMC Turner, was recognised for his ability to use reflective light which gave his work this luminescent quality. Luminous means to emit light .. but to be described as such that light must…