Artist's Library Series 5 Color and How to Use It
by William F. Powell
Delivered in 3-5 weeks
Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers; Front, Rear Covers Lightly Chipped; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. CONTENTS: Introduction; Color, what is it? ; Light, reflected, refracted, transmitted, and absorbed; Light and Pigment; ORGANIZATION OF COLOR Hue (Warm and Cool); Value (High Key, Middle Key, Low Key; Light and Dark Create Form; Mixing Exercise); Mixing Blacks; Intensity; Complementary Colors; Mixing Greys; Analogous Colors; Monochromatic Color; Colors Affect One Another; The Illusion of Depth; Light Alters Color; Color Creates Moods; Color Harmony; Using Color to Create a Focal Point; Pointalism; Selecting the Proper Color; PAINTING DIRECTLY FROM NATURE Landscape; Seascape; Still Life; Painting People; Glazing, transparent use of color; The Birth of a Painting; LET'S START PAINTING Demonstration 1, "High Sierra Afternoon"; Demonstration 2, "Autumn Campfire"; Demonstration 3, "Four Pole Creek"; Demonstration 4, "Quiet Pond"; Demonstration 5, "Down Home Winter"; Demonstration 6, "Mountain Paradise"; "Fish for Supper? ". COPYRIGHT: 1984, Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. This book has been published to aid the aspiring artist. Reproduction of the work for study or finished art is permissible. SERIES: Serious instruction for serious artists-that's what Walter Foster's Artist's Library Series is all about. The books in this series can help you expand your creativity, overcome technical obstacles, and explore new media. Each 64-page paperback focuses on the materials and methods of a different medium and provides step-by-step demonstrations, helpful tips, and plenty of encouragement. The quality of instruction in this series is unsurpassed. Each book is written and illustrated by a well-known artist specializing in the specific medium and uniquely qualified to guide the reader to a new level of expertise. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A native of Huntington, West Virginia, William F. Powell studied in New York at the Art Student's Career School, Harrow Technical College, in Harrow, England and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. Art has been his profession for over thirty years and includes commercial art, technical illustrating and fine art. In addition to illustrating for other authors and publishers, he has written several books of his own: Understanding Color #154, Color Thick and Thin #182 and How to Paint Clouds and Skyscapes #206. These three are instructional books published by Foster Art Service, Inc. He holds awards for the technical side of his art which has been used in major programs from environmental studies to space programs. Model making, background sets for movies, animated cartoons and animated films for computer mock-up programs have all been a part of Powell's work. His experience as a teacher includes classes in oil, pastel, and acrylic, with subjects ranging from landscape and seascape to portraiture and wildlife studies. His popular workshops employ unique methods of in-depth presentations and demonstration.