Friday, March 19, 2010

Josef Albers, late nights and Color Aid paper

In art school, I recall spending hours and hours staring at swatches of Color Aid paper making middle mixtures and experimenting with simultaneous contrast. At times it was frustrating, but in the end I was able to see color more critically. What was your experience with these lessons?


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  2. Josef Albers selected Color Aid paper swatches over mixing paint to experiment with his students. He believed that color paper avoids the the undesired and unnecessary addition of texture such as brush marks, incalculable changes from wet to dry, and heavy/loose coverage.