This guide explains how colour works in nature and how it can be manipulatedo make expressive paintings. After covering the more scientific aspects ofolour theory, the author offers information which analyzes a subject inerms of local, tonal, reflected and shadow colour.;He demonstrates how torepare a palette and how to obtain a wide colour range from specificixtures. He defines and discusses colour harmonies, complements, andontrasts and shows the reader how to use cool and warm hues expressively,nd how to juxtapose harmonious or discordant colours to produce differentsychological and visual effects.
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Adding white Additive synthesis artist background bananas bluish broken colors burnt sienna burnt umber cadmium lemon yellow cadmium yellow medium chromatic tendency cobalt blue color blue color figure color harmonization color in darker color of shadows color range color theory colors in unequal colors of light complemen complementary colors cool colors create crimson shade cyan blue dark blue darker tone dirty dish dissonance dominant color emerald green example factors fauvists flesh color grayish harmonizing colors Henri Matisse khaki khaki color light green lighter look luminous madder magenta Maurice Denis mentary colors mixed with white objects obtain orange painter painting palette plementary color post-impressionists produce Prussian blue range of colors range of grays reflected colors remember secondary colors shad spec spectrum subtractive synthesis tertiary colors three colors three primary colors tomato tonal color trum ture ultramarine blue deep unequal proportions violet warm colors yellow ochre yellowish