Rainbows are a fascinating natural spectacle that is popular among both children and adults. In this blog post, we would like to introduce you to a collection of rainbow coloring pictures that you can download and print for free. These coloring pictures are perfect for kids who love to color and craft, but adults can also relax and forget about everyday stress while coloring. Let’s experience the world in bright colors together!
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Rainbow Coloring Pages to Download and Print
How is a Rainbow Formed?
A rainbow is formed by the refraction of light in water droplets. When sunlight hits a drop of water, it is broken down into the different colors of the rainbow. This happens because the light in the water droplets is refracted and thus broken down into its components, called spectral colors.
The colors of the rainbow are, in the order in which they appear: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
A rainbow can only be seen when there is both sunlight and water droplets. For example, when it rains, when the sun shines, or when there is a waterfall. There are also artificial rainbows created by using light and water, for example in water parks or in some gardens.
What are the Colors of a Rainbow?
Usually, the order of colors in a rainbow is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. However, some people may also see colors like pink or brown in a rainbow, but these colors are not part of the rainbow spectrum.
Matthew Matthysen is an educated multidisciplinary artist and illustrator. He successfully completed his art degree at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, majoring in art history and contemporary drawing. The focus of his thesis was to explore the philosophical implications of the macro and micro-universe on the human experience. Matthew uses diverse media, such as written and hands-on components, to explore various approaches that are on the border between philosophy and science.
Matthew organized various exhibitions before and during his years as a student and is still passionate about doing so today. He currently works as a freelance artist and writer in various fields. He also has a permanent position at a renowned online gallery (ArtGazette) where he produces various works on commission. As a freelance artist, he creates several series and successfully sells them to galleries and collectors. He loves to use his work and skills in various fields of interest.
Matthew has been creating drawing and painting tutorials since the relaunch in 2020. Through his involvement with artincontext.org, he has been able to deepen his knowledge of various painting mediums. For example, watercolor techniques, calligraphy and lately digital drawing, which is becoming more and more popular.
Cite this Article
Matthew, Matthysen, “Rainbow Coloring Pages – 12 Free Rainbow Coloring Sheets.” Art in Context. January 23, 2023. URL: https://artincontext.org/rainbow-coloring-pages/
Matthysen, M. (2023, 23 January). Rainbow Coloring Pages – 12 Free Rainbow Coloring Sheets. Art in Context. https://artincontext.org/rainbow-coloring-pages/