When I started college, my original major was art. So when I saw the chapter in our book that was all about color and perceiving color, I got really excited. One of the main things I was always so interested in was how different colors got mixed together and how they were. I always loved when the teacher showed the different color papers that you had to stare at, and then they would take it away, you would stare at a white piece of paper, and you would see the opposite color. But reading in chapter 9, really made my understanding for this even more. There was a section that was all about mixing paints and how the different wavelength light is still in the paint, even when mixed. It’s so amazing how the color that you see, when say red paint and blue paint are mixed together, is really only the wave length light that the color has in common.
I really did not realize all that went into perceiving colors, mixed colors or not, but knowing now what I do, I believe that I have an even larger appreciation for art and artists. To deal with all of this stuff on a daily basis is frustrating because it can be very difficult to find just that right color. But maybe now that I know this, I can find the colors in an easier way.