Color Mixing Bible: All You'll Ever Need to Know about Mixing Pigments in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Soft Pastel, Pencil, and Ink

Overview

Mixing colors accurately may be an art unto itself. In fact, many artists are discouraged by the time and expense it takes to mix and match colors, and achieve the right results. Even more frustrating is the vast range of colors available. Now there’s a ready-to-use visual directory that takes all the guesswork out of mixing and matching colors . . . making every artist an expert! Color Mixing Bible provides a basic color palette for each art medium, demonstrating an array of two-, three-, and four-color mixes, ...
See more details below
Paperback
$20.50
BN.com price
(Save 17%)$24.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $12.44   
  • New (12) from $12.44   
  • Used (8) from $15.06   
Sending request ...

Overview

Mixing colors accurately may be an art unto itself. In fact, many artists are discouraged by the time and expense it takes to mix and match colors, and achieve the right results. Even more frustrating is the vast range of colors available. Now there’s a ready-to-use visual directory that takes all the guesswork out of mixing and matching colors . . . making every artist an expert! Color Mixing Bible provides a basic color palette for each art medium, demonstrating an array of two-, three-, and four-color mixes, as well as offering full explanations of various paints and pigments.

This invaluable guide features scores of tips and techniques for color mixing with oils, acrylics, watercolors, inks, pastels, and virtually every other art medium. It also includes in-depth information on how to determine the opacity and strength of a color, choose a color palette, mix whites, arrange and organize colors prior to mixing, use optical and physical mixing techniques, and much more! Plus, hundreds of color illustrations make everything simple. Whether one is an aspiring artist or working professional, Color Mixing Bible is an essential addition to every bookshelf.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This fine book covers color theory for beginners. Sidaway (The Instant Artist) offers brief sections on the science of color, theory, and pigments, plus numerous color-mixing charts in oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, soft pastels, pencils, and inks. Stephen Quiller's book Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory, originally published in cloth in 1989 and now out in paperback, is for the advanced artist who wants to experiment with glazing methods or study the color theory of Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer, Hopper, O'Keeffe, and John Henry Twachtman. This inspiring, creative approach to color could well be supplemented by David Pyle's What Every Artist Needs To Know About Paints & Colors, which covers vital health and safety issues and the use of color in computer graphics. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823007233
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 199,423
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Sidaway has written and contributed to many books and magazines specializing in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and drawing techniques. He is the author of the best-selling Watercolor Pocket Studio kit. He lives in London, England.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
The Science of Color 8
Color Theory 12
Pigments 20
Choosing a Palette of Color 26
Mixing Colors 28
Oils 30
Acrylics 46
Watercolors 62
Gouache 78
Soft Pastels 94
Pencils/Inks 110
Mixing Whites 126
Subject Mixes 134
Suppliers, Index, and Credits 142
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)