Color and Light English Book Pdf

Some of the machine excerpts from the book

This book examines the painter’s two most fundamental tools: color and light. It is intended for artists of all media interested in a traditional realist approach, as well as for anyone curious about the workings of the visual world.

When I was in art school I took a color class that consisted of painting a lot of flat swatches, cutting them out with a sharp knife, and pasting them down into color wheels and gray scales. I spent months learning how to paint perfectly smooth swatches and trying to get the steps between them exactly even.

At the end of each day, I would leave the classroom and look up at the colors of the sky, the trees, and the water around me. The sky was not composed of adjacent flat colors, but rather of an infinite variety of gradating hues. Why did dark colors turn blue as they went back toward the horizon-except in a few instances, such as in the painting opposite, when a setting sun casts the far vista in orange light? Why did the leaves have a sharp yellow-green color when the light shined through them, but a gray-green color on top?

Name of BookColor and Light
Name of Author James Gurney
Language of BookEnglish
Size of Book15.8MB
Total pages226
Category of Bookmanga_artbooks; comics; additional_collections

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