colror scheme for red

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 10:30:22 PDT
On 24 Sep 04 at 9:26, zonneveld wrote:

> I am a bit late but if you think you have problems with colours......
> As a non-native speaker I wrestled ( and still do ) with red.

I draw your attention to Gertrude Jekill's "Colour Schemes in the 
Flower Garden" for some helpful guidance. It's a very old book now 
and the original edition is scarce and expensive, but I believe it 
has been reprinted fairly recently.

Jekyll did some very sophisticated gardens, color-wise. The famous 
red border at Hidcote is one.

One of her methods was to grade the colors so that the warmer, more 
intense colors were closest to the spectator (at one end of a long 
border), gradually shading off into cooler, less intense ones down 
the length of the border. This mimics the effect of atmosphere on 
distant color and would make the border appear longer than it 
actually was -- a trump de l'oile iow.

Find that book and red it. It will surely spur your imagination.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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