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Support for a color blind artist If you're a color blind artist, or interested in joining a group to offer tips and support, Tony on the Painting Forum would like to hear from you. He says: "I'd like to explore the idea of support for color blind artists. I recently painted a sympathy card, using watercolors. Before I mailed the card, I had a minor panic attack. Was the sky green? Yellow sun + blue sky = green?" Judge for yourself...

Image: 2007 Tony


July 8, 2007 at 3:03 pm
(1) Mitch says:

Check out http://www.colorblindartist.blogspot.com. It’s a blog I started at the beginning of art school. Not updated recently, but it may include useful links and tools for you.

November 28, 2007 at 8:18 am
(2) jim says:

Being a colorblind artist has been frustrating, but like any handicapp it has to be delt with.

I would recommend that red-green colorblind artists hit a craft store and buy some clear plastic in red and green. The red plastic makes all red appear orange and green will be very dark. I have identified browns and greens using this method that I never would be able to without it.

April 28, 2009 at 12:57 am
(3) Sarah-Lynn Brown says:

I am afflicted with Yellow-blue color blindness, also called Pernicious Anemia. I was repeatedly told it was congenital and nothing could be done. About 4 years ago I discovered that Methylcobolamin, a type of vitamin B-12 that you take sublingually has helped me dramatically. I don’t as often confuse hot pink and red and blue purple. I am diffidently a-typical since
color blindness normally affects males and pernicious anemia is most common in the Elderly. I have known about it since I was in High school, I am 31 now. I supplement with the B-12 because I don’t seem to assimalate the B-12 in my diet through the gut…. wish I knew something to help with red-green color blindness.

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