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1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: Achieve Precise Color When Painting Landscapes, Portraits, Still Lifes, and More Spiral-bound – 1 Aug 2012

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  • Spiral-bound: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Spi edition (1 August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781600582837
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600582837
  • ASIN: 1600582834
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 880 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Follow these 4 simple steps to mix more than 1,500 color combinations:

STEP ONE Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Broccoli.”

STEP TWO Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“81”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture.

STEP THREE Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.

STEP FOUR Mix the color. It’s that easy!

Also Includes Instruction in Color Theory, Color Value Mixing, Graying Color Naturally, Mixing Flesh and Portrait Colors, Rendering Skies and Clouds.

The plastic Color Mixing Grids (included) ensure accurate paint measurements!

About the Author

William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited-edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. His experience as an instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, and pastel with subjects ranging from landscapes and seascapes to still life, portraiture, and wildlife. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.

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Ron Porcke-Wms
4.0 out of 5 starsA must reference for your colour mixing. Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow are primary colours.
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5.0 out of 5 starsGood book. Every artist needs for that one special color they can't make.
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5.0 out of 5 starsNot just for oils, acrylics, and watercolors
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