Analysing Colour in a Painting
When analysing the colour in a painting you can use the following questions:
What kind of hues are used the most in the painting, yellow, red, blue, green ...?
What colours are more important, warm or cool colours?
Is it a analogous or complementary colour scheme?
Do dark colours predominate, or light colours?
Is there much contrast of light and shadow or is it within an small range of lightness?
Is the contrast of light and shade more obvious than the contrast of colour?
Are the colours bright, dull or neutral?
What impressions do you get with the painting in general, and how do you relate that to the use of colour?