Color: a course in mastering the art of mixing colors

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, Sep 23, 2004 - Art - 206 pages
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This guide distills the enormous existing knowledge about color theory into a practical method of working with color to produce harmonious combinations. Using techniques tested and honed in her five-day intensive color workshops, Edwards provides a basic understanding of how to see color, how to use it, and - for those involved in art, painting, or design - how to mix and combine hues. Including more than 125 color images and exercises that move from simple to challenging, this volume explains how to - see what is really there rather than what you 'know' in your mind about colored objects; perceive how light affects color, and how colors affect one another; manipulate hue, value, and intensity of color and transform colors into their opposites; balance color in still-life, landscape, figure, and portrait painting; understand the psychology of color; and harmonize color in your surroundings.

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Review: Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Though this book is now ten years old, it is invaluable for beginners who want a working knowledge of color. Edwards teaches us succinctly and clearly just enough theory and then puts a paint brush in ... Read full review

Review: Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

User Review  - Kip - Goodreads

Some very useful insights in this book that I had never thought about. Though there seems to be a lot of disagreement between authors on how to think about colour relationships, which is itself interesting. Read full review

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Dr. Betty Edwards is Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach. Her original contributions to the art of drawing and creativity have reached far beyond the college classroom where she has taught for many years. Her work has been praised by a wide range of distinguished psychologists and educators, and she has conducted creativity seminars and workshops for leading businesses including IBM and General Electric.

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