Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor

Mixing recipes for more than 450 color combinations

William F. Powell
AUD $19.99

Learn to mix virtually any colour using watercolour paints with the recipes and watercolour mixing grid in Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor.

Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor is the definitive colour-mixing resource for watercolour artists. With a wide spectrum of paint recipes, each revealing the colour proportions and dilution level needed to achieve the featured swatch, this user-friendly book also includes a colour-mixing grid that makes measuring simple.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, "Eucalyptus Bark."
• Find the Color Recipe with the subjects recipe number ("293") and an example of the actual paint mixture.
• Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.
• Mix the color.

It's that easy! You'll also learn about colour theory, mixing values, greying colour naturally, mixing portrait colours, and more. Also available from Walter Fosters best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series: 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor; Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic; Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits; and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes.

Author bio:

William F. Powell was an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. 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, watercolor, acrylic, colored 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 color, Bill conducted numerous “Color Mixing and Theory” workshops in various cities throughout the U.S. His expertise in color 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 mockup programs. He produced instructional painting, color mixing, and drawing art videos.

Category: Art techniques
ISBN: 9781600588945
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Series: Color Mixing Recipes
Pub Date: March 2021
Page Extent: 48
Format: Paperback
Subject: Art techniques & principles