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1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor

Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor
Format: Spiral, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781600582837
Illustrations: 1300
Size: 6.75 x 9.75
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Aug. 1, 2012
Price: $19.95
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Just when you thought there was no hope of ever finding a comprehensive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists, along comes the 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor, a collection of Walter Foster's bestselling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, and the most recent addition, Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. This incredible collection comes in a user-friendly concealed spiral-bound format that is tabbed for quick and easy reference. Aspiring artists will also find two removable color mixing grids--one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor.

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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How to Use This Book
Color Theory
General Color Mixing for Oil & Acrylic
General Color Mixing for Watercolor
Color Mixing for Portraits
Color Mixing for Landscapes
Color Guidance Index
Color Guidance Index—Portraits
Color Guidance Index—Landscapes
Oil/Acrylic Conversion Chart
About the Author


At the end of this book you will find three separate indexes. The Color Guidance Index includes all recipes for the Oil & Acrylic and Watercolor sections. Unless otherwise noted, the recipe number is the same in both the Oil & Acrylic and Watercolor sections. To find the recipe you need, simply look in the indexes for the subject you want to paint (e.g., “Tomato, Red”). Find the subject’s recipe number in the appropriate section. Note that some index entries list page numbers instead of, or in addition to, recipe numbers.