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Color and How to Use It: Find out what color is, how it works, and how to make it work for you in your paintings
From the most delicate pastel tint to the boldest bright hue, color is a vitally important tool to you as an artist. Whether your preferred medium is acrylic, oil, or watercolor, a strong understanding of color and its applications is essential. includes in-depth information on color theory, important properties of color and light, and the fundamentals of color mixing. Thi ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Walter Foster Publishing
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My art teacher required me to buy and read this book. It's a good, basic book about color theory and applying that theory to painting for people who don't know much about it. I've read books since then that were better at helping me understand color choices while painting. This book did cover that but perhaps I needed to hear several different people explain it in different words (and some experience) before I really started to understand.
William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist recognized as one of America's foremost colorists. He has written and illustrated more than 30 instructional art books.More about William F. Powell...