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Joshua Hunt

Milwaukee, WI

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Color and Pattern Theory (2013)

This color theory section is an extension of light fields and investigates implied context of non-objective forms through composition and color. The following works also are inspired by my fascination color theory: both additive and subtractive color models stand as a point of investigation and wonder. I use the models to ponder the possibilities of what each model can achieve: with the manipulation of subtractive colors you could create any type of painting or drawing the mind could imagine. With the additive model, I contemplate the possibilities presented through digital and technological innovations. In thinking of the models as related, I begin to imagine the extents of possibilities within our natural world and beyond.

 

In all, these colors and forms may at times appear to be disconnected or lack specific focus but I conclude that they were necessary to gain proper technical knowledge of color theory, but more importantly, they served as an outlet to express myself in a spiritual fashion as the forms often refer to themes of structure, pattern, symbolism, and the non-physical.

Additive v. Subractive (RGB/CMY), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Additive v. Subractive (RGB/CMY), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt

Basic Color Hierarchies

Major Color Associations (Additive)

Primary Colors
Primary Colors

Red

Green

Blue

Secondary Colors
Secondary Colors

Yellow

Cyan

Magenta

Tertiary Colors
Tertiary Colors

Orange

Lime

Turquoise

Cobalt

Violet

Crimson

Quaternary Colors
Quaternary Colors

Vermillion

Amber

Chartruse

Emerald

Aquamarine

Veridian

Sky

Ultramarine

Indigo

Purple

Lavender

Lake

 


Major Color Associations (Subtractive)

Primary Colors
Primary Colors

Cyan

Yellow

Magenta

Secondary Colors
Secondary Colors

Green

Red

Blue

Tertiary Colors
Tertiary Colors

Turquoise (Cyan Green)

Lime (Yellow Green)

Orange (Yellow Red)

Crimson (Magenta Red)

Violet (Magenta Blue)

Cobalt (Cyan Blue)

Quaternary Colors
Quaternary Colors

Veridian (2CG)

Aquamarine (C2G)

Emerald (Y2G)

Chartruse (2YG)

Amber (2YR)

Vermillion (Y2R)

Lake (M2R)

Lavender (2MR)

Purple (2MB)

Indigo (M2B)

Ultramarine (C2B)

Sky (2CB)

 

 

 


* Note both additive and subtractive will same sets of tertiary and quaternary colors.

** Color naming is often subjective; you can refer to colors by parts (2 parts cyan+ 1 part blue= sky or 2CB)

Combinations

Primary and Secondary
Primary and Secondary
Secondary and Teriary
Secondary and Teriary
Primary and Tertiary
Primary and Tertiary
Secondary and Quaternary
Secondary and Quaternary
Primary and Quaternary
Primary and Quaternary
Tertiary and Quaternary
Tertiary and Quaternary

Complementary Pairs (Subtractive)

Traditional RYB v. CMY Mixing

* Note: Contemporary CMY mixes brighter hues opposed to traditional RYB.

Shades and Tints (RGB)

Each square represents one color, value, or combination. The piece as a whole gives the illusion of gradation though each square is separate. Compare this to the idea of Georges Seurat and Pointillism. On a smaller scale you compare this to the idea of how indiviudal pixels work together to make an image.

Color Theory and Pattern Inspired Light Fields (Additive)

12 Point Scale, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
12 Point Scale, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Theory in Space, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Theory in Space, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Color Hierarchy, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Color Hierarchy, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Big Bang, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Big Bang, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Color Mixing (Associations), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Color Mixing (Associations), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt

Color Theory Inspired Quilt Patterns (Additive)

Major Patterns

Primary Quilt Square
Primary Quilt Square
Secondary Quilt Square
Secondary Quilt Square
Tertiary Quilt Square
Tertiary Quilt Square
Quaternary Quilt Square
Quaternary Quilt Square

Combinations

Primary and Tertiary
Primary and Tertiary
Secondary and Tertiary
Secondary and Tertiary
Primary and Tertiary
Primary and Tertiary
Secondary and Quaternary
Secondary and Quaternary
Primary and Quaternary
Primary and Quaternary
Tertiary and Quaternary
Tertiary and Quaternary

Color Theory and Pattern Inspired Light Quilts (Additive)

Variants, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Variants, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Light Quilt, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Light Quilt, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Light Quilt (Continued Pattern), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Light Quilt (Continued Pattern), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt

Color Hierarchy (Subtractive)

Who's Affraid of Magenta, Yellow, and Cyan, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Who's Affraid of Magenta, Yellow, and Cyan, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt

RGB v. CMY

Rounding Second, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Rounding Second, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Differences, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Differences, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Who's Affraid of RGB v. CMY, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Who's Affraid of RGB v. CMY, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Fly Ball (Reproduction #1), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Fly Ball (Reproduction #1), Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
No Harm No Foul. Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
No Harm No Foul. Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Re-Pre-Post: The Style that Began and Ended All Styles, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Re-Pre-Post: The Style that Began and Ended All Styles, Digital, 2013, Joshua Hunt

Color and Pattern Revisited (Early 2014)

Color Wheel, Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Color Wheel, Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Color Wheel with Shade and Tint, Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Color Wheel with Shade and Tint, Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Spot Chart, Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Spot Chart, Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Color Square (Revised), Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Color Square (Revised), Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Arrangement of Light in Space, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Arrangement of Light in Space, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Big Bang in Space (Revised), Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt
Big Bang in Space (Revised), Digital, 2014, Joshua Hunt