Powercolor: Master Color Concepts for All Media

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Watson-Guptill, 2005 - Art - 144 pages
The jargon of color theory and the unpredictability of mixing manufactured colors prevent many artists from using color to maximum advantage in their work. This comprehensive survey of color—its science, psychology, theory, and aesthetics—gives artists the knowledge and power to do more with color. Artists learn what color is; the color wheel; various types of color contrast (temperature, intensity, and value); how a medium's physical characteristics affect the use and appearance of color; how color has been used by artists throughout history; and how color can be used effectively in a variety of theories, methods of applications, and mediums. This is an invaluable resource for artists who want to expand their knowledge about and invigorate their use of color.



• For artists at all skill levels working in any medium

• All artists, regardless of medium or style, need guidance and instruction on the theories and use of color

Examines the following topics:


• PHYSIOLOGY: what color is and how it has been explained by scientists

• THEORY: the color wheel, and alternative color systems like triangles and spheres

• HISTORY: how color has been used by artists throughout history

• PHYSICS: various types of color contrast (temperature, intensity, value)

• CHEMISTRY: how a medium's physical characteristics affect the use and appearance of color

• CONTEMPORARY COLOR PRACTICE: how color can be used effectively in a variety of theories, methods of application, and mediums

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Contents

Finding Your Own Way
8
Seeing What You Think
16
Kitty Wallis
24
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Caroline Jasperis a regular exhibitor in juried shows around the world. Her paintings are held in public and private collections across the country. She lives in Bel Air, MD.

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