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Exploring color

Author: Nita Leland
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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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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Leland, Nita.
Exploring color.
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c1998
(OCoLC)607087291
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nita Leland
ISBN: 0891348468 9780891348467
OCLC Number: 38870678
Notes: "Second edition"--T.p. verso.
Description: 144 p. : ill. ; 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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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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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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