Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

October 30, 2020
Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr.Betty Edwards's bestseller The New Drawing on the Right Side of theBrain. Now, much as artists progress from drawing to painting,Edwards moves from black-and-white into color. This much-awaitednew guide distills the enormous existing knowledge about colortheory into a practical method of working with color to produceharmonious combinations.Using techniques tested and honed in her five-day intensivecolor workshops, Edwards provides a basic understanding of how tosee color, how to use it, and-for those involved in art, painting,or design-how to mix and combine hues. Including more than 125color images and exercises that move from simple to challenging,this volume explains how to: see what is really there rather thanwhat you "know" in your mind about colored objects perceive howlight affects color, and how colors affect one another manipulatehue, value, and intensity of color and transform colors into theiropposites balance color in still-life, landscape, figure, andportrait painting understand the psychology of color harmonizecolor in your surroundings While we recognize and treasure thebeautiful use of color, reproducing what we see can be a challenge.Accessibly unweaving color's complexity, this must-have primer isdestined to be an instant classic.