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Understanding Color: Creative Techniques in Watercolor

Understanding Color: Creative Techniques in Watercolor

by Marcia Moses
     
 
The inspiration for Marcia Moses’ illuminating guide came from the many questions colleagues and students have asked her through the years—and she has made absolutely certain that the techniques outlined in her easy-to-follow discussions offer the practical applications they want. Even artists with a thorough grasp of design and technique don’t

Overview

The inspiration for Marcia Moses’ illuminating guide came from the many questions colleagues and students have asked her through the years—and she has made absolutely certain that the techniques outlined in her easy-to-follow discussions offer the practical applications they want. Even artists with a thorough grasp of design and technique don’t always fully understand color’s properties. But without this knowledge they’ll get lost as they work. These issues are all explored, along with information on setting up and expanding your palette; color mixing; color and dimension; color families; color schemes, and more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR EASY WATERCOLOR—one of Booklist’s Top Ten Craft and Hobby Books:
“Beginners eager to try their hand should take Moses as their tutor. She sensitively guides readers through a complete starter course...beautifully designed. An excellent place to start.”—Booklist
Library Journal

In this personal, breezy exploration of the properties of color as used in watercolors, longtime instructor and author Moses gives readers a foundation in color theory and the psychological effects of color. The text focuses on pigment choices and ways to maximize those choices in simple watercolor paintings. Examples from the artist's work and that of four other contemporary artists fill out the work. While Moses is an enthusiastic guide, Caroline Jasper's Powercolor: Master Color Concepts for All Media covers the same material more comprehensively.
—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402725746
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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