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Exploring color

Author: Nita Leland
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Illustrates the principles of using color with numerous paintings and exercises designed to demonstrate how to use color to plan stronger designs, develop better compositions, and convey moods and emotions.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leland, Nita.
Exploring color.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, ©1998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nita Leland
ISBN: 0891348468 9780891348467
OCLC Number: 38870678
Notes: "Second edition"--Title page verso.
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Exploring the History, Science and Theory of Color --
Ch. 2. Learning the Language of Color --
Ch. 3. Exploring Color Characteristics --
Ch. 4. Controlling Color Mixtures --
Demonstration 1. Painting With the Split-Primary Color-Mixing System --
Ch. 5. Working With Compatible Colors --
Demonstration 2. Comparing Compatible Palettes --
Ch. 6. Expanding Your Palette With Color Schemes --
Demonstration 3. Working With Color Schemes --
Ch. 7. Using Color Contrast --
Demonstration 4. Taking Risks With Contrast --
Ch. 8. Expressing the Harmony of Light and Shadow With Color --
Ch. 9. Unifying Color and Design --
Demonstration 5. Designing A Color Collage.
Responsibility: Nita Leland.


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by ASeyfried (WorldCat user published 2009-04-21) Excellent Permalink

This was one of the first art instruction books I read soon after I began painting. I borrowed it from my library and really thought the author led me through some super exercises that helped me understand the relationships of colors to one another. My advice - actually do the exercises, don't just...
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