A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing with oils by Julie Collins. Everything the artist needs to know from colour theory to complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes for oils using widely available Winsor & Newton colours. Clear, practical and beautifully presented advice.
A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the artist using oil paints. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour. There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours. A beautifully presented and practical guide to understanding and mixing colours.
48 page paperback.
Julie Collins studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and has been an artist, writer and teacher since then. She has written colour mixing and artist's problem solving books and writes for The Artist magazine. She works from her studio in Farnham, Surrey, where she explores her passion for painting, drawing and crafts.
Gives you all the info you need, very useful Karl Mercer (Sleaford, United Kingdom) on 21 Aug 2020
A great chart, a must have for any beginner. Stephen Jones (Brecon, United Kingdom) on 19 Jan 2021