All about Techniques in Color

Overview

Barron's All About Techniques books offer advanced instruction to ambitious art students and experienced hobbyists. This book presents a thorough review of color theory, with instruction on how to mix primary colors to produce virtually every color and every gradation in the visible spectrum. Practical exercises apply primarily to watercolor, oil, gouache, acrylic, inks, and pastel.

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Overview

Barron's All About Techniques books offer advanced instruction to ambitious art students and experienced hobbyists. This book presents a thorough review of color theory, with instruction on how to mix primary colors to produce virtually every color and every gradation in the visible spectrum. Practical exercises apply primarily to watercolor, oil, gouache, acrylic, inks, and pastel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764152290
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: All About Techniques Art Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,096,031
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 5
Introduction to Color 6
The Artist and Color 6
Paints in Today's Market 8
Forms, Colors, and Media 12
The Characteristics of Color 14
Yellows 18
Yellows and Oranges 20
Reds 22
Purples and Violets 24
Blues 26
Greens 28
Earth Colors 30
Whites 32
Blacks and Grays 34
Mixing with Basic Colors 36
How to Mix Colors 36
How to Adjust the Color 40
Types of Mixtures 42
Texture 44
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Colors 48
Complementary Colors 54
The Color Wheel 56
How to Produce Tones 58
How to Mix with All Colors 64
Reducing a Color to Primary Colors 64
Mixtures with Yellows, Oranges, and Reds 66
Mixtures with Yellows, Greens, and Blues 68
Mixtures with Reds, Purples, Violets, and Blues 70
Mixtures to Produce Neutral Colors 72
Lightening and Darkening a Color 76
Harmony and Contrast 80
Warm Colors 80
Cool Colors 82
Harmonic Range of Warm Colors 84
Harmonic Range of Cool Colors 86
Harmonic Range of Neutral Colors 88
Contrast 90
Practice 96
Induction of Complementary Colors 96
Painting the Color of Objects 98
Reflected Color and the Environment 100
The Color of Objects and the Quality of Light 102
Color: Atmosphere and Contrast 104
Nearby Colors 106
Distant Colors 108
Painting Shadows 110
Value Painting or Colorist Painting? 112
The Color of Darkness 116
Studying Light and Shadow 118
The Center of Interest 120
Choosing the Dominant Color 122
Texture: Sequences 124
Texturing or Modeling 126
Flesh Colors 128
Flesh Colors in Shadow 130
Harmony and Contrast 132
Appendices 138
Color Theory 138
Topic Finder 142
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