Color Exercises for the Painter

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9780823007257: Color Exercises for the Painter

Dust jacket notes: "Here is a really practical book by a noted artist and teacher about how to put color to work in your paintings. the entire book is devoted to a series of exercises in which the reader solves concrete color problems and learns how to use color by carefully planned experiments. These problems and their solutions apply equally to traditional subjects such as portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and to abstract painting. Color temperature - hot, warm, cool, and cold colors, and combinations of them - is your first area of concentration. You then study the 'complementaries,' learning how to lay them out, when they vibrate, when they cancel each other, and how they react when juxtaposed. A chapter on color values introduces you to value mixing practice, a collage of values, graded scale painting, vibrating the half-tones, and exploring the mass tone. A unit on color perspective explains how to render local color and atmosphere, and how to create depth with color. Subsequent chapters show how to compose with color, how various painting techniques influence color, and how to convey feeling with color - expressing moods by varied techniques. Throughout her stimulating text, the author emphasizes the practical application of these color exercises to everyday painting problems of the working artist. Thirty-two color plates provide inspiring, instructive examples of diverse effects that can be achieved with color, as shown by such modern masters as Van Gogh, Bonnard, Kandinsky, Seurat, Klee, and Picasso." Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 inches, 160 pages, 32 full color illustrations, Index.

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