Light and Color

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Parramón Ediciones. Editorial Team
Barron's, 2004 - Art - 96 pages
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This book explains the physical principles of light, the color spectrum, and the color wheel that shows the relationships among complementary and secondary colors. Theory is then demonstrated in practical terms with instructions and illustrations of works in progress and examples of effective use of light and color in famous paintings by artists including Caspar David Friedrich, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, and many others. Titles in Barron's Painter's Corner art instruction series speak to serious amateur artists, as well as to students enrolled in art classes. Instruction is presented on a level that will suit the needs of intermediate-level students, but many ambitious beginners have also profited from these books. Each title explains the fundamentals of painting and drawing in a given genre or style, and presents sample projects that can guide students toward professional-looking results.

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Light and Color (The Painter's Corner Series)

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There is an abundance of material on how to create luminous works in a variety of media (for example, see John Hammond's Capturing Light in Acrylics ). Deibler's book, however, is the only one to ... Read full review

Contents

Lightening and Darkening Color
32
Aerial Perspective
45
PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES
66

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