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

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.


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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