The painter Albert Munsell developed his colour system as a teaching aid for artists. This webinar introduces the system from scratch, without assuming any prior knowledge. The Munsell properties of hue, value, and chroma are described with concrete examples, and their use in creating artwork is illustrated. The main benefits of the system for a painter are increased clarity and awareness of alternatives when making colour decisions, leading to greater colour control and effectiveness. Practical applications to pastel organization, shadow colours, and paint-mixing are also given.
The Inter-Society Color Council advances the knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, industry and design. Each of these fields enriches the others, furthering the general objective of color education.