Color Harmony in Your Paintings

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North Light Books, 2004 - Art - 127 pages
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Mastering colour is a tough hurdle for artists to tackle in any medium. In this concise guide, Margaret Kessler cuts throgh all the confusion with a friendly and encouraging approach to the basic principles of colour harmony. Readers will learn how proper colour can help them create expressive moods, unity, rhythm and eye-catching design. Then they'll find a wealth of exercises and demonstrations to quickly put to use what they've learned. With lots of colourful charts and eye-catching examples, Color Harmony in Your Paintings is highly accessible for artists of all levels. Simple colour sketches throughout give an immediate understanding of every colour concept.
 

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Kessler, an award-winning artist and a contributor to the Artist's Magazine , argues convincingly that color is the most powerful tool an artist can use to capture a mood or express an emotion, as it ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
The Basics of Color
10
Choosing a Color Scheme
26
Discovering the Munsell Color Wheel
50
Mastering the Contrasts of Color
58
How Light and Atmosphere Affect Color
76
Designing With Color
100
Conclusion
124
Index
126
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Margaret Kessler has been teaching painting for nearly 40 years since she began painting as a hobby in 1972. Since then, she's judged art shows, conducted international oil-painting workshops and authored two books.

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