Sheri Lynn Boyer Doty CPSA -Biography 2010
Sheri Doty received a B F A degree in 1972 from the University of Utah with a painting and drawing emphasis. Having experimented with non-representational styles during her student years, Sheri preferred classic realism as thought by professor Alvin Gittons. He and the professors, under whom she studied, emphasized strong drawing and painting skills. Sheri is a faculty member of Salt Lake Community College and Peterson’s Art center where she teaches Fine Art and Design.
Sheri’s paintings have earned her awards in regional, national and international art exhibitions and invitational shows including purchase awards and permanent museum acquisitions. Sanford Corporation has used her artwork to showcase its PRISMACOLOR colored pencil product line internationally. Sheri is a charter member and signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America [C.P.S.A.].
Sheri’s artwork has been published in numerous books including The Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques by Quarto Publishing, London England;Most of The Best of Colored Pencil series by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Techniques by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits byri’s art work is included is Rockport Publishers and The Best of Portrait Painting by North Light Books, Dear Sisters by Covenant Communications Inc. Sheri’s artwork is published on book covers, in newspapers, periodicals, and exhibit catalogues.
People have been known to say, “She possesses a unique ability to paint the breath of life into her subjects – a gifted talent.” Because Sheri expresses not only the likeness of her clients but also their lifestyle, her portraits are in high demand. Sheri has also has prints and greeting cards on the market.
“The art professors under whom I studied had us draw and paint from live models and “open air” studies, not from photographs. To truly see and paint a subject, I need to see it from all angles. The human eye sees so much more than what is pictured in a photograph. I am glad of the rich ridged training I received from my teachers. I have married the use of photography and live studies to create my paintings. I take my own photographs as resource material employing a variety of ways to recreate what the human eye sees. My paintings are not exact reproductions, but an interpretation of life from my view as an artist.
“Thirty years of study and experience in this field has taught me that talent isn’t the reason for success in any endeavor. The keys to success are desire, perseverance and determination. But most of all, I depend on Father in Heaven’s influence. When I pray about what I paint, I can feel His help and guidance.”
Color Studies – Color Applications and Definitions
© 2012 – Sheri Doty
- The three properties of color
- The Color Wheel
- Influences of the Environment on Color Aerial Perspective and Intuitive Space Optical Color Mixing and Light Logic
- Color Relationships
- Color Schemes
- Color Applications
Part 1 – The Three Properties of Color
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The actual identifying color of an object perceived in ordinary daylight. This also refers to the intrinsic color of an object as we see it. Grass is green, and bananas are yellow. Local color reinforces any preconception we have of an object’s color.
The three properties of color: Hue, Intensity and Value
Color Property refers to a trait or attribute of a color or its characteristic quality.
A hue refers to a color’s name – red, blue, green. A hue is said be cool or warm in “temperature.” Cool colors appear closer to blue on the color wheel while warm colors appear closer to yellow or red. The term tone or tonality is also used when describing allover hues and values.
Tone or Tonality
- A quality of a color or light and dark values.
- Variations in the dimensions and brightness of a hue may be referred to as tone. The apple painting sketch has several tones of green.
- A hue is said to have warm or cool tones.
- If a blue hue dominates all other colors in a painting, blue describes the tone of the painting.
Regarding art and artist’s pigments, intensity describes the purity of a color in terms of vividness or dullness. (The word saturation is synonymous with the word intensity.
High Intensity: High Intensity Hues are unmixed or the least mixed colors. A high intensity hue is a vivid unmixed pigment.
Low Intensity: Low intensity colors are mixed hues such as tints and shades. A weak or low intensity hue is a mixed pigment that appears dull.
What is a high intensity hue?
A pure, unmixed hue is a high intensity hue.
What is a low intensity hue?
A low intensity hue is a dull hue that has been mixed with many colors. Color mixtures can also include black and white. The more colors are mixed the less vivid is the quality of a hue.
What is a Tint?
A tint is a hue mixed with white.Tints are also call pastel hues.
What is a Shade?
A shade is a hue mixed with its compliment, black or any combination of each.
What is a Tinted Shade?
A tinted shade is a shade mixed with white.
Do not confuse Intensity contrast with value contrast. Both High intensity hues and low intensity hues can be either dark or light in value, as shown in this intensity Scale.
Chroma is a term meaning color and/or the quality of a color combining hue and saturation. It also describes the vividness or dullness of a hue. Because the term “chroma” is used synonymously with the word “hue” and “saturation” the term chroma can be confusing. I prefer to use the word “intensity” to describe the vivid or dull characteristics of a hue to avoid confusion.
Achromatic Neutral refers to neutral gray tones from black to white with no discernible color or hue.
Chromatic Neutral refers to neutral tones with some warm or cool properties and recognizable but undetermined hue.
Value refers to the lightness or darkness of a hue in relation to white or black. As an example, yellow is a “High Key” value or is closer to white. A dark hue such as violet or blue is a “Low Key” value and is closer to black. Scales of values can be described in a chart showing several distinct gradations. The term “Brightness” is also used when referring to a value scale.
Brightness is a dimension of color referred to on a scale running from bright to dim. The term “lightness” is similar to “brightness” in reference to an opaque value scale. When colors are transparent the scales range from black to clear. The term “Brilliance” can be used to describe a quality of color that combines saturation and brightness.
This value scale illustration is an example of a transparent wash of tones ranging from black to clear.