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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I have a very good eye for colour - inherited from my artist mother - but I find that colours can surprise you. Maybe not so much with boats but certainly with cars and many other sculptural forms, different colours can strongly affect the visual perception of the shape.

A very good illustration of this effect is the current Corvette - done in silver it gets a fighter jet quality - all the planes and edges get sharpened and very defined. Done in black it gets a much more rounded quality, done in red it looks less distinctive - makes it more ordinary. Yellow makes it look bigger.

Oftentimes different colours can make a big difference in the apparent size of an object as well as the effective proportions of it.
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