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1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: Achieve Precise Color When Painting Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes, and More (Color Mixing Recipes)

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Just when you thought there was no hope of ever finding a comprehensive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists, along comes the 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor, a collection of Walter Foster's bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. This incredible collection comes in a user-friendly concealed spiral-bound format that is tabbed for quick and easy reference. Aspiring artists will also find two removable color mixing grids--one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor.

Synopsis:

Follow these 4 simple steps to mix more than 1,500 color combinations:

STEP ONE  Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Broccoli.”

STEP TWO  Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“81”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture.

STEP THREE  Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.

STEP FOUR  Mix the color. It’s that easy!

Also Includes Instruction in Color Theory, Color Value Mixing, Graying Color Naturally, Mixing Flesh and Portrait Colors, Rendering Skies and Clouds.

The plastic Color Mixing Grids (included) ensure accurate paint measurements!

About the Author

William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited-edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. His experience as an instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel with subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still life, portraiture, and wildlife. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Instructions

Color Theory

General Color Mixing for Oil & Acrylic

General Color Mixing for Watercolor

Color Mixing for Portraits

Color Mixing for Landscapes

Color Guidance Index

Color Guidance Index—Portraits

Color Guidance Index—Landscapes

Oil/Acrylic Conversion Chart

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600582837
Subtitle:
Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more
Author:
Powell, William F.
Publisher:
Walter Foster Publishing
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Art-Painting General
Subject:
Acrylic painting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Spiral
Series:
Color Mixing Recipes
Publication Date:
20120801
Binding:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1300
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.13 in

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Follow these 4 simple steps to mix more than 1,500 color combinations:

STEP ONE  Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Broccoli.”

STEP TWO  Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“81”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture.

STEP THREE  Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.

STEP FOUR  Mix the color. It’s that easy!

Also Includes Instruction in Color Theory, Color Value Mixing, Graying Color Naturally, Mixing Flesh and Portrait Colors, Rendering Skies and Clouds.

The plastic Color Mixing Grids (included) ensure accurate paint measurements!

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