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Artist:
Aiken, James S.
Medium:
oil on paper
National Origin:
American
Type:
painting
Description:
Many beginning painting classes start with a color wheel exercise like this one to help artists see color relationships and understand how they work together. A traditional color wheel is developed by mixing the primary pigments yellow, red, and blue to create secondary (primary + primary) and tertiary (primary + secondary) colors. Aiken develops his own color wheel using ochre (earth tone yellow), red, and blue oil paint.
Cite As:
James Aiken Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, transferred from the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Accession Number:
2002.0003.0099
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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