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Colour Mixing Bible

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  178 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 27th 2004 by David & Charles Publishers (first published April 1st 2002)
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Kim
Oct 03, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The introductory text, which makes up about a 1/3 of the book, is a solid overview of the history of color theory, leading the reader to what science has currently taught us about light and refraction. Totally easy to understand and follow - I recommend this for anyone interested in a basic understanding of how color works.

The remaining sections of the book deal specifically with brands of paints/art supplies with recipes for very specific colors. Pages and pages of charts with color swatches. T
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Jane
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Will have to buy this, full of awesome info to mix paints.
Steph.
Sep 17, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: non-fiction, own
[personal note: the edition I own has the ISBN 13: 978 186 155 6349]
Nicole Haan
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A nice little color handbook for a variety of media.
Rebecca
I paint watercolors so I was looking for some good color mixing exercises. This book is kind of out of date when it comes to watercolors used and includes no pigment numbers for reference. Many of the colors are either discontinued, reformulated or just plain obsolete.

I will continue my quest for information in a more up-to-date book. Meanwhile, I have discovered the Munsell Color Wheel and am playing around with that.
Tatjana
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: painters
I can't paint without this book.
Sometimes I mix mud, then more mud, then more mud still...
then I pick up the book and look for the color I want.

Yeah. Sure, the book probably has shortcomings, but I haven't seen them and frankly don't care.
My only complaint is that the cover seems to be wearing out... ;)
Kristi
Jun 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
magenta + yellow = red, shaded = adding black, tinting = adding white and pastel = adding grey
Eileen
Nov 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-painting
History of color
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