Confident Color: An Artist's Guide To Harmony, Contrast And Unity

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Learn how to use color in your own unique and expressive way!

Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful. Nita Leland brings logic and intuition together to create a foundation for color selections that allow you to be more inventive, break out of old habits and experiment with new colors. Her approach eliminates time-wasting trial and error while giving you the ...

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Overview

Learn how to use color in your own unique and expressive way!

Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful. Nita Leland brings logic and intuition together to create a foundation for color selections that allow you to be more inventive, break out of old habits and experiment with new colors. Her approach eliminates time-wasting trial and error while giving you the freedom to use color in personal, meaningful and exciting ways.

Features:

  • Artwork from more than 50 contributing artists that illustrates many personal approaches to color
  • 85 "Try It" activities that will help to develop your awareness of the colors and combinations that resonate with you
  • Step-by-step demonstrations that show how 7 different artists choose palettes and make color decisions as they paint a range of subjects
Learn to use harmonious color schemes, dynamic contrasts and compatible colors to say what you want in your art. With engaging instruction, as well as art and lessons and applicable to any medium, this book will show you how to take your work to the next level.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600610127
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 10/21/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 244,088
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nita Leland is a professional artist, teacher, lecturer and juror of art exhibitions. She has taught hundreds of workshops throughout the United States and Canada in color, creativity, design and collage. Acknowledged as an expert in color, Leland is the designer of the Nita Leland Color Scheme Selector and featured artist in the video series, "Exploring Color Workshop," a color course for artists and teachers. More information about Nita can be found at www.nitaleland.com.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    A Must Have

    For any artist who's ever wondered about color, this is the book for you. It keeps things simple but still goes over everything you'll ever need. It explains key terms for easy comprehension as well as providing an example. The images are clear and well selected.

    And the sample color schemes are wonderfully helpful and easy to follow with variations galore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2009

    Art Resources

    Excellent - Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2008

    Very disappointing

    If you have never read anything about color, you might find this book useful. If you are more experienced, and want to add to you knowledge about color, don't bother. I found the format to be most annoying...........each page has several little boxes......perhaps meant to high-light the information. I found that to be disruptive. Also, most of the boxes contained nothing but platitudes. I have found several of Leland's earlier books to be useful, however, it seems to me that with this one she has hoped that her audience would be everyone from beginner on, and as a result has provided little or no information at all. <BR/><BR/>The photographs are more instructive that the text.

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