Color gives viewers a sense of mood, place, and time of year.
Artists like Eliot Porter use the special qualities of color to
express feelings about a place.
Colors can show moods and emotions: "seeing red" means
someone is angry; "feeling blue" means someone is sad.
Think about how you feel when looking at the colors in Porter's
Warm colors red,
seem to jump off the page. They remind us of warm things like
fire or the sun.
Cool colors blue,
seem to go back in space. They remind us of cool things
like grass, ice, and sky.
Color sometimes makes subjects easier to see and understand.