Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green, Part II - WetCanvasWhat color is that? Your eyes contain three kinds of cone cells whose job is to detect certain wavelengths of light. One of these sees only blue. Another sees only green. The third sees only red. There are no cone cells to see yellow, purple, orange or any of the other colors.
Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green
And why it is so easy to mix dull, grayed colors, commonly known as mud? Painting starts to become expensive and confusing. The main premise of this book is that the three-primary color system needs to be abandoned in favor a six-color system. To begin, we need to understand how portions of the color spectrum are either absorbed or reflected by a surface. A surface appears black because it absorbs all colors. A surface appears white if it reflects all colors. So what happens if you mix pure yellow and pure blue?