Paul Centore works with colour from both an artistic and a scientific viewpoint. Having earned a doctorate in mathematics, Paul naturally applies scientific tools to his Munsell endeavors. In particular, he has written an extensive amount of open-source Matlab/Octave code that incorporates the 1943 Munsell renotation standard. One use of the code is to analyze measurements of artist’s materials, such as pastels, to identify their colour properties, and provide guidelines for artists and manufacturers. Another use is to calculate the results of paint mixtures, to determine what paints to mix to produce a desired colour. Dr. Centore teaches math at Eastern Connecticut State University and continues his colour science and Munsell endeavors from his home in southeastern Connecticut.
Tuesday, June 12 - AM Breakout Session Workshop
Practical Introduction to the Munsell Color System for Artists and Designers
This workshop introduces the Munsell system using the Munsell Color Student Set. Concrete examples and hands-on exercises are emphasized. Tools such as value scales will be introduced. The Reilly paint-mixing system, which is based on the Munsell system, will be demonstrated.
The workshop will focus on how Munsell hue, value and chroma relate to one another and human vision, and how those relationships can contribute to the effectiveness of a painting or graphic design.