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Art students and amateur painters will find practical advice and instruction in Barron''s series of "Pocket Art Guides, " Each "Pocket Art Guide " is devoted to a specific aspect of painting or drawing, and includes many tips that even experienced professionals will find helpful. These information-packed hardcover books are handy artists'' companions, small enough to carry along with art supplies on field trips. All titles feature instructive captioned color illustrations, as well as enlightening notes on how famous artists solved specific problems. discusses ways in which artists can achieve dramatic and highly distinctive effects through special uses of color. Examples include Picasso''s reliance on blue monochrome effects in a portrait as a means of heightening mood. A very different example shows Monet''s shadows juxtaposed with bright colors to produce a memorably vivid effect in his rendering of haystacks.