ABOUT SHAFTISM ... Page 6
From these six colours on page 5, which are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, you will find that, all the
other colours can be made by mixing.
“Primary” colours in art, are red, yellow and blue.
which are made by mixing from the primary are, orange, green and violet. Most colour work for the artist
consists of knowing these three convenient “primary” colours.
Artists realize that colours, as judged by the
eye, can differ in three ways:
1) They can differ in hue, say a blue being a greener shade than another etc
2) They can differ in luminosity, or tone. For example a strong white light shining through a red glass
will produce a brighter or more luminous red than a dim light shining through the same glass. With paints,
adding black reduces the tone.
3) They can differ in saturation; a pure green light mixed with a white light will still be green, but
less saturated. With paints, this is achieved by adding white.
It is how colour works with light and how colour works with paint etc, which is important to the Shaftist.
It is left up to the artist, to study into the effects of these two and Shaftism, so as to create their OWN
individuality and Shaftist brand.
Baron Barrymore Halpenny
(Creator and founder of the Shaftist Movement)
To the Shaftist Art Gallery of Baron Barrymore Halpenny