1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more

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Just when you thought there was no hope of ever finding a comprehensive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists, along comes the 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor, a collection of Walter Foster's bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. This incredible collection comes in a ...

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Overview

Just when you thought there was no hope of ever finding a comprehensive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists, along comes the 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor, a collection of Walter Foster's bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. This incredible collection comes in a user-friendly concealed spiral-bound format that is tabbed for quick and easy reference. Aspiring artists will also find two removable color mixing grids—one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600582837
  • Publisher: Foster, Walter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Color Mixing Recipes Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 189,434
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited-edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. His experience as an instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel with subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still life, portraiture, and wildlife. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.

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USING THE COLOR INDEXES

At the end of this book you will find three separate indexes. The Color Guidance Index includes all recipes for the Oil & Acrylic and Watercolor sections. Unless otherwise noted, the recipe number is the same in both the Oil & Acrylic and Watercolor sections. To find the recipe you need, simply look in the indexes for the subject you want to paint (e.g., “Tomato, Red”). Find the subject’s recipe number in the appropriate section. Note that some index entries list page numbers instead of, or in addition to, recipe numbers.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Instructions
Color Theory
General Color Mixing for Oil & Acrylic
General Color Mixing for Watercolor
Color Mixing for Portraits
Color Mixing for Landscapes
Color Guidance Index
Color Guidance Index—Portraits
Color Guidance Index—Landscapes
Oil/Acrylic Conversion Chart
About the Author

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    Wonderful book for painters of all types

    This book combines the landscape color mixing book, the skin color mixing book, as well as other random colors that you will most definitely use. The proportions are easy to follow. I just love this book!!

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