Confident Color: An Artist's Guide To Harmony, Contrast And Unity

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F+W Media, Oct 21, 2008 - Art - 160 pages
Learn how to use color in your own unique and expressive way!

Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful. Nita Leland brings logic and intuition together to create a foundation for color selections that allow you to be more inventive, break out of old habits and experiment with new colors. Her approach eliminates time-wasting trial and error while giving you the freedom to use color in personal, meaningful and exciting ways.


  • Artwork from more than 50 contributing artists that illustrates many personal approaches to color
  • 85 "Try It" activities that will help to develop your awareness of the colors and combinations that resonate with you
  • Step-by-step demonstrations that show how 7 different artists choose palettes and make color decisions as they paint a range of subjects
Learn to use harmonious color schemes, dynamic contrasts and compatible colors to say what you want in your art. With engaging instruction, as well as art and lessons and applicable to any medium, this book will show you how to take your work to the next level.

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About the author (2008)

Nita Leland is a professional artist, teacher, lecturer and juror of art exhibitions. She has taught hundreds of workshops throughout the United States and Canada in color, creativity, design and collage. Acknowledged as an expert in color, Leland is the designer of the Nita Leland Color Scheme Selector and featured artist in the video series, "Exploring Color Workshop," a color course for artists and teachers. More information about Nita can be found at

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