The Practical Handbook of Color for Artists

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Examines the theory and practice of color, discussing the color wheel, mixing pigments, and using color to express emotions.
Title: The practical handbook of color for artists
Publisher: Hauppauge :, Barron's,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 240 pages :,illustrations ;,28 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Translation of: Manual práctico del color para artistas. -- Barcelona : Parramón ediciones, S.A., c2013.
Contents: Constructing an image with colors
Colors in the composition
Chromatic patterns
Cloisonné as a chromatic pattern
Chromatic tension
Strength of complementary colors
Nude with subdued complementary colors
Color and space
Near and far colors in a landscape
The color of shadows
The collage
A colorist composition with collage
The plasticity of relief
A seascape with gesso and spatula
Interpreting real colors
Color of vegetation
Painting water
A pond with color pencils
Flesh tones
The color of light
Painting reflections on the water
A variety of skies
An explosion of colors in a sunset
Painting grass : overcoming monotony
Flowers : the best colors
Nocturnes : darkness and artificial light
An illuminated alley on a colored background
Being creative with colors
Color communicates
Color sketches
Deformation and color
Chromatic lyricism
Backgrounds with contrasting colors
Techniques on a color background
Washed color
Multicolor approach
Scraping and bands of color
Rocky landscape with dragging
Creative impasto
Adding texture to a landscape
A foray into abstraction
Color fields
Gestural abstraction
Experiments and comparisons
Several versions of the same model
Trying different views
Glossary of color applications.
Exploring color : perception, schemes, and synthesis
Diagrams and scales
The color wheel
shades of color
Monochromatic schemes
Two analogous colors
Creating form with color
Opposites : complementary colors
Complementary color effects
Experimenting with backgrounds of different colors
Chromatic scales
Study in solid colors
Harmony and chromatic ranges
Importance of color ranges
Warm color ranges
Harmonizing a still life with warm colors
Cool color ranges
A rural scene in a cool color range
Chromatic range of neutral colors
Harmonic still life with neutral colors
Contrasting ranges
Harmonic triads
Pigments and paint : particles of color
Introducing the colors: the starting point
Pigment forms
Coloring power
Blue, the color of depth
A passion for red
Yellow, the color of light
Study of an alley in yellows
An array of greens
Orange and violet
The earth tones
Seascape with earth tones
Black, the deep dark
White is light
Still life with earth tones, black, and white
Special colors : golds and iridescents
Fluorescent colors
Boats with flourescent paint
Mixing colors on the palette
Mixtures of two and three colors
How to lighten colors
How to darken colors
High-key and low-key colors
Vase of flowers with high-key colors
Mixing colors on the painting
Rural scene with superimposed brushstrokes
Painting Alla Prima
Mixing watercolors on wet paper
Mixing with dots
Overlaying glazes
Blending with pastels.
Summary: Examines the theory and practice of color, discussing the color wheel, mixing pigments, and using color to express emotions.
Local Note: 15 53 112 118 172 173 231
EL : 2013-04-11
ISBN: 1438001967
Statement of Responsibility: translated from the Spanish by Michael Brunel and Beatriz Cortabarria
Subject Headings: Painting Technique. Color. Color in art.
Topical Term: Painting
Color in art.
LCCN: 2012026177
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