Color Mixing for Artists: Minimum colors for maximum effect, using watercolors, acrylics, and Oils

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This reference book for art students, teachers, and professionals presents examples of finished paintings, as well as color charts that demonstrate color mixing as it applies to watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Students learn how to choose and mix colors to produce the maximum color range from the minimum number of paints. The book starts with a comprehensive, illustrated explanation of color theory, demonstrated with reference to the color wheel of primary and secondary colors. In separate sections that follow, ...

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Overview

This reference book for art students, teachers, and professionals presents examples of finished paintings, as well as color charts that demonstrate color mixing as it applies to watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Students learn how to choose and mix colors to produce the maximum color range from the minimum number of paints. The book starts with a comprehensive, illustrated explanation of color theory, demonstrated with reference to the color wheel of primary and secondary colors. In separate sections that follow, the authors—each an expert in different paint media—show how to approach watercolors, acrylics, and oils. In addition to color charts, the book presents reproductions of gallery paintings in all three media to show how various hues are created and used. Still life illustrations, each with a detailed analysis of its color make-up, enable students to put theory into practice. Hundreds of color illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764154478
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 788,197
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

About this book 4
An Introduction to Color Theory 6
Color Hue 8
Color Value 10
Color Saturation 12
Acrylics 14
Equipment 16
The Starter Palette 18
The Color Palettes 20
Oils 66
Equipment and Mixing Color 68
The Starter Palette 70
The Color Palettes 72
Watercolors 122
The Use of Water in Mixing Color 124
The Color Palettes 126
Index 176
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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Love it!

    Very clearly demonstrated. I will keep this one for a very long time.

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