Author: Patti Mollica
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Cover subtitle: An Essential guide to color-- from basic principles to practical applications.
Includes two usable color wheels to aid artists in determining the best color mixes, as well as full-color illustrations and eight creative projects. Original.
Author: Stephen Quiller
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Discusses color relationships and the color wheel, tells how to develop color schemes, and shows a variety of paintings
Instill more emotion in your paintings through Color Harmony Color is one of the most powerful tools an artist can use to capture a mood or express an emotion. However, it can also be intimidating. In Color Harmony in Your Paintings, artist and teacher Margaret Kessler takes a friendly approach to help you understand and apply the principles of color to greatly improve your work. Through clear, instructive illustrations and painting examples, you'll learn how to use color to create expressive moods, unity, rhythm and eye-catching designs as well as heighten the impact of your paintings. No matter what your skill level, you'll find encouraging guidance for using color in any medium. Kessler also provides many finished works and four oil demos making specific points about color usage. Once you understand color principles and when, where, why and how to apply these ideas, you will have the tools for building color harmony.
In 208 pages with hundreds of photos, examples and illustrations, fiber artist, author and teacher Heather Thomas invites you to begin a new journey into classic color theory and the principles of design for fiber artists and beyond. Heather knows that color is learned experientially. Along with the understanding of color and design theory, the book includes 12 Workshop Lessons with project goals and guidelines. Workshops lessons such as Monochromatic Quilts-Exploring the Use of Color, Scale and Contrast provide opportunities to practice. Color Properties are included for each color. Principles of Design are thoroughly covered. Full color throughout. Originally published in hardcover EAN 978193576098.
Argues that the reason artists have difficulty with color is because the accepted primary color scheme is wrong and suggests an alternative approach using cyan, magenta, and yellow.
Author: Nita Leland
Publisher: North Light Books
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.
Colour Mixing Bible
Author: Ian Sidaway
Publisher: Gardners Books
This book helps artists understand how to mix colours in different mediums and how colour can help to develop their work. Artworks illustrate how to put theory into practice and it is suitable for beginners or professional artists.
What is Abstraction
Author: Andrew Benjamin
* Explores current thought on the theme of Abstraction * Benjamin is one of the best known philosophers writing on art today * Incisive and accessible text aimed at students of philosophy and art * Proposes a new and radical framework for abstraction
Interaction of Color
Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: Yale University Press
An experimental approach to the study and teaching of color is comprised of exercises in seeing color action and feeling color relatedness before arriving at color theory.
The follow-up to Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor offers a robust index of landscape subjects that correspond to the featured color mixing swatches, discussing how color is influenced by the time of day, the angle of the sun and changing seasons.
How to Mix Colors
Author: Gabriel Martin Rig, Barron's Educational Series Inc
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Art students and amateur painters alike will find advice and instruction in Barron's popular Pocket Art Guides series. This book explores the fundamentals of choosing and mixing colors as it applies to watercolors, acrylics, and oils.
This practical reference guide shows you how to mix the perfect color every time. It looks in-depth at 36 of the most popular colors in the artist's palette, showing hundreds of mixes. It gives invaluable advice on what colors to have in your palette, whatever your favorite medium, and is written by an experienced teacher, writer and painter. Every artists will learn from the wealth of information in this practical guide, from beginners to accomplished painters.
Author: Betty Edwards
The author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain distills the complext principles of color theory into a practical, easy-to-follow method of working with color to produce harmonious and pleasing combinations, explaining how to see and use color and how to mix and combine hues. Simultaneous. One Spirit & QPB.
Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
From Egyptian wall paintings to the Venetian Renaissance, impressionism to digital images, Philip Ball tells the fascinating story of how art, chemistry, and technology have interacted throughout the ages to render the gorgeous hues we admire on our walls and in our museums. Finalist for the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award.