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Hardcover Color Choices Book

ISBN: 0823006964

ISBN13: 9780823006960

Color Choices

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Internationally renowned artist and best selling author Stephen Quiller shows readers how to discover their own personal "color sense" in Color Choices , a book that offers readers a fresh perspective... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 stars for his color wheel

This book is worth buying for Quiller's color wheel. It is by far the best and most practical I have ever seen. It makes paint mixing very easy. Throw out your color mixing cook books and buy this one.

A Must-Have

This book is worth what I paid for it if only for the pictures. Just looking at them was enough to change the way I see color. Luckily, there's more to the book than pictures, including a wonderful fold-out of Quiller's personal color chart, which goes beyond what we learn in high school art to something much more involving. Scheme by scheme, Quiller explains the how and why of colors with ample examples. This book is a must-have for every artist who isn't born with a natural eye for color, and a should-have for every artist who is.

excellent guide to color

quiller's guide is the most systematic color text available. it combines a deep knowledge of traditional color theories with a huge amount of quiller's personal research into how paints actually mix as colors. central to the book is quiller's color mixing wheel for watercolors, oils and acrylics, probably the most accurate color wheel available in any published work (though he has a revised color wheel, available separately). he explores the monochrome, analogous, complementary and split complementary color schemes through many demonstration paintings and detailed mixing instructions. he emphasizes repeatedly the importance of a strong value composition, and careful variations in color saturation, in building the painting. an indispensible book.

the best books of practical color theory and application

Stephen Quiller has his own theory for the uses of color in artwork. It is easy to read, follow and has lots of examples. These examples include poor choices, as well as good ones, which helps the artist to distiguish by visuals, the difference. An excellent reference for working and learning artists. It makes quick work of the confusion regarding complementary, secondary and tertiary colours and shows the direct co-relations. It also comes with a wall poster reference to the Quiller colour wheel. Colours are listed by standard commercial names which makes it easy for the artist to locate the proper colour with which they wish to work. All sorts of little hints to help the struggling artist handle media more easily.
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