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Old 11-11-2010, 04:26 PM
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Re: Munsell Book of Color

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I can see them holding up the Munsell chips arm length to match
I am doing it often for just values in plein air with my homemade finder but dragging the big book out there in the field may not be as convenient:
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:57 PM
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Re: Munsell Book of Color

Sidbledsoe--Amazing post! This homemade finder looks great! And a quick check in PS showed that the values check out pretty well!

There is something interesting to note here about contrast and perception--something else we have to learn (or unlearn, as the case may be)...a quick glance at your values 3 and 4 can trick the eye in thinking that 4 is darker than 3 (which it is not), because the darker value (3) is on a lighter background (the light panel of the barn) than is the lighter value (4, on the ligher panel of the barn)--hence the trick to the eye!

It is these types of perceptual illusions, rooted in contrast, that torture me as an artist, and a lot of the basis of what forces me into an analytical approach to art.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:17 PM
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Re: Munsell Book of Color

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dragging the big book out there in the field may not be as convenient

I've seen photographs of Jacob Collins with the big book out in the plein air with Hudson River Fellowship people.

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It is these types of perceptual illusions, rooted in contrast, that torture me as an artist, and a lot of the basis of what forces me into an analytical approach to art.

Indeed - precisely why Graydon Parrish - and on this site, Jim, myself, and others - have been trying to draw attention to these approaches for a few years now.

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Old 11-11-2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: Munsell Book of Color

Very good observation Chip, It is hard enough to see the difference in photos online between 3 and 4 but in that pic against the barn it is clearly due to the background as you noted.
I use it to check on things such as here during the local color block in stage:

Someday they will come up with a handheld unit that records and spits out the coordinates stat, like the old lightmeters us manual photo bugs used back in the old days, you know, before digital anything .

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