Colors with Pollack ART SMART. Cool Colors Warm Colors The RYB Color Wheel.

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Colors with Pollack Art Smart Cool ColorsWarm ColorsThe RYB Color Wheel

Talk about primary colors Red, Yellow, Blue (at the center of the wheel)Secondary colors Orange, Green, Purple (created by mixing primary colors)

2Intermediate (Tertiary) ColorsColors made by mixing either one primary color with one secondary coloror two secondary colors Some examples:Red + OrangeYellow + OrangeYellow + GreenBlue + Green

Analogous ColorsThese are colors that are located next to one another on the color wheel and have one color in common.

Complementary ColorsColors that are opposite each other on the color wheel


having color


free of color


having one color


brightness of a color ValueThe lightness or darkness of a color

Shade: dark value of a color. Color + black

Tint: light value of a color. Color + white

Line An element of Art The flat path of a dot through space Used by artists to control the viewers eye movement Lines can be curved, straight, dotted, vertical or horizontal

CompositionCreate, design or form something by arranging parts to create a unified whole

Jackson Pollock 1912 1956

Born in Wyoming, US

At 17 he studied at the Art Students league in New York City

Known as the Abstract ExpressionistAbstract ExpressionismArtistic movement where artists work without a subjectEmotions expressed with great passion and drama

Techniques used by PollockDrip


No. 5, 1948

Done on an 8' 4' sheet of fiberboard, with thick amounts of brown and yellow paint drizzled on top of it, forming a nest-like appearance.

Private collection, New York.Jackson Pollock Quote The method of painting is a natural growth out of need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.


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