All About Techniques in Color

All About Techniques in Color

by Parramon's Editorial Team



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764152290
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: All About Techniques Art Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Color6
The Artist and Color6
Paints in Today's Market8
Forms, Colors, and Media12
The Characteristics of Color14
Yellows and Oranges20
Purples and Violets24
Earth Colors30
Blacks and Grays34
Mixing with Basic Colors36
How to Mix Colors36
How to Adjust the Color40
Types of Mixtures42
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Colors48
Complementary Colors54
The Color Wheel56
How to Produce Tones58
How to Mix with All Colors64
Reducing a Color to Primary Colors64
Mixtures with Yellows, Oranges, and Reds66
Mixtures with Yellows, Greens, and Blues68
Mixtures with Reds, Purples, Violets, and Blues70
Mixtures to Produce Neutral Colors72
Lightening and Darkening a Color76
Harmony and Contrast80
Warm Colors80
Cool Colors82
Harmonic Range of Warm Colors84
Harmonic Range of Cool Colors86
Harmonic Range of Neutral Colors88
Induction of Complementary Colors96
Painting the Color of Objects98
Reflected Color and the Environment100
The Color of Objects and the Quality of Light102
Color: Atmosphere and Contrast104
Nearby Colors106
Distant Colors108
Painting Shadows110
Value Painting or Colorist Painting?112
The Color of Darkness116
Studying Light and Shadow118
The Center of Interest120
Choosing the Dominant Color122
Texture: Sequences124
Texturing or Modeling126
Flesh Colors128
Flesh Colors in Shadow130
Harmony and Contrast132
Color Theory138
Topic Finder142

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