Color for Painters

A Guide to Traditions and Practice
Gury, Al (Book - 2010)
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Mastering Color: A Practical Approach nbsp; Adding color to any canvas is both art and science. In fact, it's a discipline that can be explored and learned through the practical application of techniques that Al Gury has developed during his nearly 30 years of teaching at America's first fine arts institution, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Richly illustrated with more than 270 full color images, including masterpieces from the past 500 years of Western painting, this book offers the instruction every painter needs to confidently construct a painting with color. Color for Painters : nbsp; -Traces the use of color in Western art from the classical world to the present.nbsp; -Explores the use and properties of various pigments and materials.nbsp; -Reviews the evolving approaches to color (from tonalnbsp;tonbsp;pointillismnbsp;tonbsp;thenbsp;modernnbsp;use of color as psychological expression).nbsp; -Presents exercises for mixing and using paints.nbsp; -Offers step-by-step demonstrations of all the basic color genres and techniques. nbsp; Students, experienced painters, teachers, and anyone who appreciates fine art will treasure this exploration of painting's "wild beast."
Authors: Gury, Al
Title: Color for painters
a guide to traditions and practice
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Al Gury
Contents: Overview : the history of color
Colors, palettes & materials.The story of pigment
Select palettes
Basic palette colors and arrangement
The effect of mediums and varnish on color
Color permanence
Color and brushes
Transparency, translucency, and opacity
Tinting strength
Vehicles for pigment
Paint life expectancy
Basic concepts : organizing the experience of color. Open vs. closed form
Color and grounds
Underpainting for color
Subtractive vs. additive color
Fat over lean and the development of layers
Identifying observed color
Color and atmospheric perspective
Color temperature and spatial relationships
Conceptual vs. observational color
Color and composition
Color harmony
Aesthetic approaches to color. Tonal color
Monochrome color
Polychrome color
Pointillism : color as an abstract process
Modern color as psychological expression
Color exercises : identifying & understanding color. Color identity test
Color wheels
Mixing neutrals
Mixing tints and shades
Color contrast
Copying color
Color and disability
The evolution of teaching color
Painting demonstrations : major methods & practices. Northern Renaissance (sixteenth century)
Seventeenth-century tonal painting
Expressionism and abstraction
Grisaille and glazing methods
Direct sketch method
ISBN: 082309930X
Branch Call Number: 752 G9819c 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographic references and index
Subject Headings: Painting Technique Color (Philosophy) Color in art
Topical Term: Painting
Color (Philosophy)
Color in art
LCCN: 2010000199
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Jul 08, 2011
  • catfish1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Useful with some excellent illustrations.


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