In this 3-minute video, Dick differentiates the true pigment primaries from traditional dogma, and demonstrates the magical variety of colors that arise when different transparencies of yellow, magenta, and cyan are gradually overlaid.
Following the ARRAY concept of color relationships, I have expanded Josef Albers’ two-parent relationship to a broader spectrum of color possibilities. The results are startling and a new tool for those who seek color harmony.
Here are two ways color luminosity can be achieved. This should dispel the notion that the French Impressionists achieved color luminosity by way of full chroma color application. See the truth with your own eyes.
We perceive the hue and value of colors according to their surroundings. This video demonstrates just how relative color is and provides an explanation.
Color relationships are seen here as ARRAYS of related hues and values. The visual phenomenon of HALATION is ever present in each and every array. This illusion of color and value gradation, explained in my earlier videos, served as a basis for much of Josef Albers work with the INTERACTION OF COLOR.
Mix any color in pigment or light by first recognizing that all colors originate from three primaries plus black or white. The true primaries, understood and used in the printing industry for decades, were unknown to most artists and art schools. This brief video hopes to dispel the misconceptions of mixing color in both pigments…
An animated building of a 3D color wheel with identifying text. The full dimension of color relationships can be viewed in this animated movie. This is part of Dick Nelson's DVD "Dimensions of Color", used as his teaching device for the serious student of color. Having studied with the 20th Century master of color, Josef…
A descriptive analysis of the work of Josef Albers by a former student, Dick Nelson. This is followed with Dick’s animated collection of his own color studies which incorporate Albers’ format and his principles of color interaction.