Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green

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North Light Books, 2001 - Art - 200 pages
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Artists, designers, printers, and crafters alike would agree that the selection and use of color is of great importance to their work. And, yet, a great deal of misunderstanding surrounds color mixing. Michael Wilcox offers a total reassessment for the principles underlying color and color usage. This sequel to the original 'Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green' - the first major breakaway from the traditional concepts of the 3 primary colors - red, blue and yellow - contains more than 80 pages of new information on the transparency and makeup of colors and including many new color mixing swatches.

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This book completely changed my way of thinking about mixing my colors. It challenged what I learned at art school and provided me with a clear approach of what really happens when you mix color. I know longer buy premixed paints. Great information and easy to understand. Read full review

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Simple approach, none of the usual artist hand waving nonsense. It works.

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Prepared violets and oranges
The complementary pair blue and orange ex 20 25
Further complementary pairings
Introducing further colors Phthalocyanine Blue ex 36
Introducing further colors Yellow Ochre ex 4647
Adding black
Reflectance curves

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