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Exploring Color : How to use and Control Color in Your Painting

Exploring Color : How to use and Control Color in Your Painting - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0891348467

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ISBN10: 0891348468
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Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Publisher: North Light Books
Published: 1998
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Exploring Color : How to use and Control Color in Your Painting - REV 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0891348467

Nita Leland

ISBN13: 978-0891348467
ISBN10: 0891348468
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Publisher: North Light Books

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Color provides artists with an infinite spectrum of expression, yet its elusive principles are difficult to understand and control. In this visual guide Nita Leland takes artists on a journey through color in five complete demonstrations and 83 exercises, thoroughly examining:

-- the history, science and theory of color
-- how to use the "split color-mixing system" for creating clean, vibrant colors everytime
-- the distinctive harmonies, advantages and limitations of color through six different primary color combinations
-- techniques for controlling color, such as glazing, shadowing, toned supports and more.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Exploring the History, Science and Theory of Color
2 Learning the Language of Color
3 Exploring Color Characteristics
4 Controlling Color Mixtures
Demonstration 1 Painting With the Split-Primary Color-Mixing System
5 Working With Compatible Colors
Demonstration 2 Comparing Compatible Palettes
6 Expanding Your Palette With Color Schemes
Demonstration 3 Working With Color Schemes
7 Using Color Contrast
Demonstration 4 Taking Risks With Contrast
8 Expressing the Harmony of Light and Shadow With Color
9 Unifying Color and Design
Demonstration 5 Designing A Color Collage

Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Glossary
Index

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