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Colour Demystified

$23.95

A complete guide to mixing and using watercolours by Julie Collins

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 March 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217978
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $23.95

Unravel the mysteries of colour and learn how to be more confident with your watercolour choices.

Many painters are confused by their watercolour palettes and lack the confidence to experiment with colour mixing. This book demystifies colour, and helps artists understand how colour works in a highly visual way through the use of colour charts accompanied by examples, practical exercises, and analyses of watercolour paintings.

Numerous artworks by a variety of contemporary artists are featured in the book, covering a broad range of subjects and palettes. Topics such as granulation, iridescence, staining strength, and transparent and opaque colours will be explained clearly and simply, and there is practical guidance on colour relationships, using colour to create space, and how to be more creative with colour. 

Armed with a clearer understanding of colour and how it looks and behaves on paper, artists will be encouraged to be more bold and creative in their use of colour in their art. 

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Language of Colour
Pigments
Materials
Value and Tone
The Artist’s Palette
The Interaction of Colour
How to Modify Colour
Glazing
Mineral Pigments & Luminescent Watercolours
Experimenting & Being Creative
Inspirational Artists
Bibliography
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Index

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