1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor

Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more

William F. Powell
AUD $29.99

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is a comprehensive colour-mixing resource for painters of all skill levels.

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is the definitive colour-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolour artists. This user-friendly compendium is colour coded for quick-and-easy reference and includes two removable colour-mixing grids-one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolour. Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 1,500 colour combinations:

• Look in the Colo Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint-for example, "Broccoli."
• Find the Colo Recipe with the subjects recipe number ("81") and a photo of the actual paint mixture.
• Use the Colo Mixing Grid to measure each paint colour.
• Mix the colour. Its that easy!

You'll also learn about colour theory, mixing values, complementary colours, greying colour naturally, mixing portrait colours, rendering skies and clouds, and more. Also available from Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series: Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes.

Author bio:

William F. Powell was an internationally recognised artist and one of America's foremost colourists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He was professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor included oil, watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. He also authored a number of art instruction books, including several popular Walter Foster titles. As a renowned master of colour, Bill conducted numerous "Color Mixing and Theory" workshops in various cities throughout the U.S. His expertise in colour theory also led him to author and illustrate several articles and an educational series of 11 articles entitled "Color in Perspective" for a national art magazine. Additionally, he performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist's paint manufacturers. Bill's work also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mock-up programs. He produced instructional painting, colour mixing, and drawing art videos.

Category: Art techniques
ISBN: 9781600588969
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Series: Color Mixing Recipes
Pub Date: April 2021
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Subject: Art techniques & principles