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Overview

Colour Mixing Guide: Oils by Julie Collins

A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the artist using oil paints. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours. A beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782210566
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Colour Mixing Guides Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,217,365
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Julie Collins studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and has been an artist, writer and teacher since then. She has written colour mixing and artist's problem solving books and writes for The Artist magazine. She works from her studio in Farnham, Surrey, where she explores her passion for painting, drawing and crafts.

Table of Contents

Introduction4
Materials6
Colours used in this book8
Colour10
Colour wheel10
Primary colours12
Secondary colours14
Tertiary colours15
Complementary colours16
Warm and cool colors18
Colour tone20
Using a limited palette22
Dull and bright colours26
Local colour27
Colour mixes28
Yellows and oranges28
Reds and pinks32
Violets and blues36
Greens40
Browns44
Blacks and greys46
Glossary48

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