600 Watercolor Mixes: Washes, Color Recipes and Techniques

Overview

Master mixing and using color!

An easy-to-use reference for watercolor painters of all levels, 600 Watercolor Mixes shares all the keys to expert color mixing and how to enhance your work with vivacious shades and tints.

Beginning with comprehensive charts demonstrating the nuances of each color pairing, 600 Watercolor Mixes offers thorough color swatches of expected results when using different color mixing techniques like palette mixing, ...

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Overview

Master mixing and using color!

An easy-to-use reference for watercolor painters of all levels, 600 Watercolor Mixes shares all the keys to expert color mixing and how to enhance your work with vivacious shades and tints.

Beginning with comprehensive charts demonstrating the nuances of each color pairing, 600 Watercolor Mixes offers thorough color swatches of expected results when using different color mixing techniques like palette mixing, wet-into-wet, and overlaying. Plus, you'll get the basics on color theory and concepts, including saturation and value. Next, you'll learn about advanced color mixing, such as creating grays and neutrals. With Sharon Finmark's expert guidance, you'll discover how to get the precise depth of color needed.

600 Watercolor Mixes illustrates how colors can be used to enhance a painting—to create spatial effects, add contrast, and make shadows. Filled with watercolor illustrations and examples, this manual gives all the color mixing fundamentals for watercolorists of all levels.

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Editorial Reviews

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"De-mystifies the effects of watercolor glazing and mixing...this is a good resource for painters." - The Fringe Magazine

"This hardcover book is an excellent resource, even for novice painters." - Arts & Activities magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596682658
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 705,601
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Finmark trained at St Martin's College of Art and currently teaches drawing, painting, and the history of color in contemporary art at the City Lit College in London. She writes for The Artist magazine and has published several books.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
• Why Mix Color?
• The Language of Color
• Three Ways of Mixing Watercolor

Your Basic Palette
• Arranging Your Palette
• Basic Colors
• Primary Colors
• Secondary Colors
• Tertiary Colors

The Color Wheel
• Harmonious Colors
• Complementary Colors

Color Properties

Mixing Colors
• Palette Mixing
• Overlaying
• Wet-Into-Wet

Neutrals
• Brown Mixes
• How to Mix Interesting Grays
• Using Black and White

Color, Light and Shade
• High Key
• Low Key
• Light and Shade

Subject Matter
• Landscape
• Still Life
• Buildings and Architecture
• People

Index

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