The way an artist sees color can be very different from the way you see it. Artists tend to think in terms of light and dark, which is how they describe their work. But when you look at it, what you’re seeing is a rainbow of colors that are being reflected off objects in the room.

The same thing happens when you look at a painting or photograph. The artist may have painted a sunset, but you only see bright orange, yellow and red. You don’t see any blue because the sunset has already been painted with blue paint and all the reflections off of clouds are also painted with blue paint.

If you want to understand how artists see color, try this experiment: Close your eyes and imagine three-dimensional objects in front of you (like boxes). Now move your hands up toward them until they touch the objects. Remember what they feel like as they touch them? That’s how artists see things too — they feel textures on their fingers as they reach out toward an object.

Use these tips to see color as an artist would.

Look At the World in Grey Scale

For example, this is how I see my world. My world is a grey scale image. It’s not black and white or any specific shade of grey. The image is simply a representation of how I see it.

Now imagine that you were an artist who had been given a blank canvas and asked to paint it in color. What do you think your painting would look like? Most people would probably choose some sort of bright and colorful palette, but from my experience, that’s not what they’d get at all! Instead they’d get a monochromatic mess with no contrast between colors and little sense of depth or dimensionality.

Even if you were able to paint something that looked somewhat realistic (like a human face), it would still be completely flat because there’s nothing to make it look three dimensional!

Look For Relationships between Colors

Color is a powerful tool to use in creating a piece of art. It can be used to convey a message, mood or tone and can even change your perception of the world around you. But how do you use color to express yourself?

The answer lies in looking for relationships between colors to see them as an artist would. Understanding to how colors relate to each other will help you create pieces of art that reflect who you are and what you want others to see when they look at your work.

To start, take a look at the relationship between reds and oranges on this color wheel above:

Red is hot and orange is warm, so it makes sense that these two colors would be related. They may seem like two separate parts of the color wheel, but they’re actually one in the same! When looking at these two colors from afar, their similarities become apparent; however, they are also very different from each other once you get closer.

Play With Perspective

When you paint, you’re playing with perspective to see color as an artist. Your goal is to capture the essence of a scene or object in your painting. The more you know about how perspective affects your work with, the better painter you’ll be.

A good way to begin thinking about perspective is by looking at things that are farther away than we actually see them. For example, if you’re standing on the ground, you can see all the objects in front of you, but if you climb a tree and look out over your head, everything gets smaller and smaller until it looks like a toy city.

Because of this effect, an artist who paints from above will have different views than an artist who paints from below. They may also have different views depending on where they are standing or sitting in relation to their subject matter.

For example, if someone is painting from above, they have a much less accurate view of what’s going on below them than someone painting from below. This means that when they paint something down there that looks too small for its size (like a person) it will appear huge compared to everything else around them!