Color Mixing Bible: All You'll Ever Need to Know about Mixing Pigments in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Soft Pastel, Pencil, and Ink

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Watson-Guptill Publications, Apr 1, 2002 - Art - 144 pages
Mixing colors accurately may be an art unto itself. In fact, many artists are discouraged by the time and expense it takes to mix and match colors, and achieve the right results. Even more frustrating is the vast range of colors available. Now there's a ready-to-use visual directory that takes all the guesswork out of mixing and matching colors . . . making every artist an expert! Color Mixing Bibleprovides a basic color palette for each art medium, demonstrating an array of two-, three-, and four-color mixes, as well as offering full explanations of various paints and pigments. This invaluable guide features scores of tips and techniques for color mixing with oils, acrylics, watercolors, inks, pastels, and virtually every other art medium. It also includes in-depth information on how to determine the opacity and strength of a color, choose a color palette, mix whites, arrange and organize colors prior to mixing, use optical and physical mixing techniques, and much more! Plus, hundreds of color illustrations make everything simple. Whether one is an aspiring artist or working professional, Color Mixing Bibleis an essential addition to every bookshelf.

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As a new self taught watercolorist Im feeling my way through color mixing. I wanted a book that I could look at and easily figure out what colors to mix to get what I needed. I took this one out of my ... Read full review

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This fine book covers color theory for beginners. Sidaway (The Instant Artist) offers brief sections on the science of color, theory, and pigments, plus numerous color-mixing charts in oils, acrylics ... Read full review


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Ian Sidaway has written and contributed to many books and magazines specializing in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, and drawing techniques. He is the author of the best-selling Watercolor Pocket Studio kit. He lives in London, England.

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