This chapter explores why it's SO hard to see, analyze and paint color well - explaining some of the problems we'll be overcoming when we get the paints out in the following chapters.
How do Amateurs & Masters use color?
What seeing problems do we ALL have?
How does our brain trick us?
What is 'Color Constancy'?
Do you paint with color symbols?
What defines a color?
Chapter 3 - 'Describing Color'
What's the BEST way to THINK about color?
Having a standard way to describe color lets us think about color more clearly, which leads to better color decisions. Learn the best method to conceptualize color when analyzing color in nature AND when mixing on the palette.
What is Birren's Triangle?
How to use the Munsell Color System?
What are the 3 dimensions of color?
Why is color temperature important?
How do you use a color checker ?
What's the best way to see & analyze color?
Chapter 4 - 'Value'
Time to get your paints out!
Value is the basis of all good color work - you might have heard me say, 'get the value right and you're 90% of the way there'. Well, this chapter shows you how to get it right ALL the time. Includes 32 pages of lesson notes!
Why is value so important?
How to best see & analyze value?
How do we make a 9 value scale?
Why is it so hard to see color as value?
What's the key to value relationships?
7 powerful exercises to master value.
Chapter 5 - 'Mixing Color'
NOW it gets tricky!
It all comes together in this chapter. This is a no-nonsense explanation of the fundamental principles every artist needs to know to be able to see, analyze and apply color with a logical, straight forward approach. Includes 22 pages of lesson notes!
Which colors should you buy?
What's the best color mixing wheel?
How can you accurately match a color?
How can we darken and lighten colors?
What's the key to color relationships?
5 powerful exercises to master color.
Chapter 6 - 'Manipulating Color'
Bend color to your will.
What makes professional paintings look SO good? This chapter sets your feet on the path to discovering it for yourself. Learn to use color as a tool for expressing your vision, like a composer uses notes and chords to create a symphony. Includes 77 pages of lesson notes!
How can you create a mood with color?
The 3 Keys to creating true vibrancy.
What makes color 'sing'?
Value segments and powerful halftones.
Compressing values for richer color.
What makes a memorable painting?
Chapter 7 - 'Color Harmony'
Conduct your own color Symphony
How do you get all those colors to work together? I've broken this complex subject down into easy chunks for you so you can have fun with it. Includes 88 pages of lesson notes!
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