Colors Again

American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Yesterday I received a flyer from the Amon Carter Museum with Edward Hopper’s Marshall’s House on the front. This painting of a house really appeals to me, and in analyzing why, I think it’s the colors. The picture below really does not do justice to the colors that are visible on the flyer. The large title above is a link to the exhibit that will include this painting.Edward_Hopper_Marshall's_HoEdward Hopper (1882–1967)
Marshall’s House, 1932
Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on wove paper
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Purchased through the gift of Henry and Walter Keney, 1933.93
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Using Color Schemer again, I picked out ten colors from this painting.image  Using the Snip Tool, I snipped it and pasted it here. Love that Snip Tool!

Below are the colors after they have been saved in the order I want them. When the small arrow on the right side is clicked, the formulas are shown underneath the color sample.

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Formulas are really helpful when you’re trying to design using the computer. As I look at these colors, I am reminded of a piece that I wove many years ago with the natural dyes of cutch, madder, and osage orange. No wonder I like the colors in this painting!

 

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