Perfect Color Choices for the Artist

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School of Color Publications, 2002 - Art - 424 pages
Michael Wilcox offers an entirely new way of creating color harmony and contrast with Perfect Color Choices for the Artist. It's the only complete artist's guide to selecting, mixing and using color. Based on the way that colors in nature are related, this book teaches artists how to achieve perfect color in their art. Artists not only learn the color relationships of plants, animals and nature, but also how to mix and apply those colors to their paintings. Readers will find over 1,000 color arrangements and 400 illustrated examples, plus easy-to-follow instruction and guidelines for mixing and using color in any medium. Michael Wilcox has experienced a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer. His research in art and design led to the book Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green followed by the Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints. Wilcox has also published the Artist's Guide to Selecting Colors, a guide that shows how to select a suitable palette in any medium-watercolors, oil paints, acrylics and more. He lives and continues his research and writing in Bristol, England.

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Contents

The scientific approach
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Color Order Systems
56
Our color wheel
69
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