Color Theory (Artist's Library) : An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications

Color Theory (Artist's Library) : An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications
Author: Patti Mollica
Rating: 4.20
Bestsellers Rate: 14790
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 64
Hours of reading: 1.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 7,29 €

About the book

In this essential guide, accomplished artist Patti Mollica walks you through the most important aspects of color theory as they relate to oil and acrylic painting. From pigment characteristics and color mixing to color psychology, you'll find all the information you need to make dynamic, harmonious, and meaningful color choices in your own works of art. Regardless of your medium, a solid understanding of color and its applications is essential. With a fresh, contemporary take on the subject of color, this essential guide features step-by-step projects and practical tips and techniques to put color knowledge to effective use. You'll find within: Discussions and illustrations of the complexities of color and how to use it as a tool for communicationTips for creating vibrant mixes, lively blacks, realistic greens, and flesh tonesAn inspiring collection of fresh and contemporary artworkColor Theory begins with an overview of color in the history of art and the science behind color, followed by a presentation of color basics: the color wheel; hue, saturation, and value; color and value; color temperature; color relativity; and color schemes. Everything you need to know about pigments and paints is detailed next. With these essentials covered, move on to integrate color with your compositions and painting style as a means of expression. Harness the power of color in your painting with Color Theory!





Patti Mollica Biography

Patti Mollica is an impressionistic and contemporary painter who believes that a painter's job is to show the viewer the inherent beauty of all subjects and scenes. She is the author of several books on painting, including Artist Toolbox: Color, Getting Starting: Master the basic theories and techniques of painting in acrylic, Modern Acrylics, Special Subjects: Basic Color Theory, and Color Theory. She was selected by Golden Paints to conduct lectures and facilitate workshops demonstrating "Creative Techniques Using Golden Paints and Mediums." She lives and works in New York City and Nyack. ... Read full biography

Authors: Patti Mollica
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781600583025
ISBN10: 1600583024
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Illustrations: 150
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Book Format: Paperback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 64
Book Weight: 210
Book Dimensions: 166x242x7.62
Circulation: None
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2013
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Publication City/Country: Laguna Hills, CA, United States

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