Color: a course in mastering the art of mixing colors

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, Sep 23, 2004 - Art - 206 pages
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This guide distills the enormous existing knowledge about color theory into a practical method of working with color to produce harmonious combinations. Using techniques tested and honed in her five-day intensive color workshops, Edwards provides a basic understanding of how to see color, how to use it, and - for those involved in art, painting, or design - how to mix and combine hues. Including more than 125 color images and exercises that move from simple to challenging, this volume explains how to - see what is really there rather than what you 'know' in your mind about colored objects; perceive how light affects color, and how colors affect one another; manipulate hue, value, and intensity of color and transform colors into their opposites; balance color in still-life, landscape, figure, and portrait painting; understand the psychology of color; and harmonize color in your surroundings.

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User Review  - jmorreau - LibraryThing

A follow up to Edwards ' must -read book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." Edwards continues her theme of first draw, then learn color, and finally, paint. In her previous book Edwards details ... Read full review

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This book is a definite mustread for any artists who use paintbrushes and paint! She gives historical musings on color and the nature of color and how we perceive color that is invaluable for artists ... Read full review



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Dr. Betty Edwards is Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach. Her original contributions to the art of drawing and creativity have reached far beyond the college classroom where she has taught for many years. Her work has been praised by a wide range of distinguished psychologists and educators, and she has conducted creativity seminars and workshops for leading businesses including IBM and General Electric.

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