Color in p5.js
This week we explored the use of color in p5.js. While I still have a long way to go with understanding hue in terms of pixels (and not paint!), I was excited to learn about the lerpColor() function in particular.
The lerpColor() function can interpolate between two colors and return a third color between them. The amount of color interpolation is controlled by parameters.
When applied to art, this computational element can produce some beautiful and abstract results.
Inspiration & Process
I was inspired by Kupka’s Amorpha series of paintings from the early 1900s. He often used a pared down palette consisting of a few colors (red, blue, black, and white in this case) to create a “fugue” (based on a musical composition with complex repeated patterns and themes). The idea of the fugue brought to mind the lerpColor() function; I think Kupka would have been a fan.