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Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

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Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensations comes from its colors, or the palette of colors, which profoundly influence our reaction to and sense of a space. In Local Color, designer and educator Mimi Robinson teaches us not only how to see the colors around us but also how to capture and record ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Princeton Architectural Press (first published March 31st 2015)
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Elayne
Sep 28, 2016 Elayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looking at the world through watercolor...

Sometimes it's daunting to paint a landscape...it's a bit overwhelming to even begin...but in this book, you will see each piece of the puzzle by color, value and tone...the very subtle blues of a sky, the various shades available through mixing your own of greens, the earth tones of a desert or the blues, greens and grays of lakes and oceans....I own this as a book and on my KIndle, so I have reference and inspiration with me...a must for watercolor art
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Beatriz Andrea Ortiz Fernandez
I picked this book up when I started experimenting with watercolours. Robinson gives a great many suggestions about how to use watercolour in new ways, not necessarily to create finished pieces, but to experiment and learn the medium. Her tone is quiet and meditative, giving you a sense of how she approaches her colour practice. Anyone that dabbles in art as a hobby would enjoy the recommendations set down in this book.
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This is an interesting book about how to create color palettes for watercolor. Check out my entire review of this book, complete with a sample project, at Wavoki Crafts where you can read reviews for other crafting books.
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