Color Secrets (Hardcover)
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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.|
From the Publisher:
"For the artist, colors are elements of a language that must be understood and controlled. This book will explain the basic principles of color and instruct you in color's many different applications. The principles spelled out in these pages will erase any doubts or confusions that might be inhibiting your technique as a painter. As you grow more familiar with the fundamental techniques of mixing, applying, and contrasting different colors, you will begin to master the secrets that are used by professional artists to achieve dramatic and truly distinctive effects in their paintings"--P.  of cover.