Color for Painters: A guide to traditions and practice

By Al Gury

Reviewed on: 07 2011 | Categories: Art, Guide

Adding color to any canvas is both art and science. In fact, it’s a discipline that can be explored and learned through the practical application of techniques. Color for Painters: Traces the use of color in Western art from the classical world to the present; Explores the use and properties of various pigments and materials;

Reviews the evolving approaches to color (from tonal to pointillism to the modern use of color as psychological expression); Presents exercises for mixing and using paints; Offers step-by-step demonstrations of all the basic color genres and techniques.

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