Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic

Mixing recipes for more than 450 color combinations

William F. Powell
AUD $19.99

Learn to accurately mix oil as well as acrylic paints and create your favourite colours using Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic.

The definitive colour-mixing resource for oil and acrylic artists, Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic includes colour mixing charts that list each colour needed to create a combination and painting instructions in a handy, portable size. Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 450 colour combinations:

• Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint-for example, "Sunflower Yellow."
• Find the Color Recipe with the subject's recipe number ("8") and a photo of the actual paint mixture
• Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint colour
• Mix the colour

It's that easy! You'll also learn about colour theory, colour value mixing, complementary colours, greying colour naturally, and mixing portrait colours. Walter Fosters best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series also includes Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. These books contain hundreds of precise colour mixing combinations for realistic results, as well as two acetate grids for measuring paint units.

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: 9781600589027
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Series: Color Mixing Recipes
Pub Date: March 2021
Page Extent: 48
Format: Paperback
Subject: Art techniques & principles