Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic
Mixing Recipes for More Than 450 Color Combinations - Includes One Color Mixing Grid
by William F. Powell
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Pub Date 22 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 24 Mar 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster, Walter Foster Publishing
Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 450 color combinations:Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, "Sunflower Yellow."Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number ("8") and a photo of the actual paint mixture.Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.Mix the color. It’s that easy! You’ll also learn about color theory, color value mixing, complementary colors, graying color naturally, and mixingportrait colors.
Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series also includes Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. These books contain hundreds of precise color mixing combinations for realistic results, as well as two acetate grids for measuring paint units.
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Average rating from 10 members
This is a concise, practical guide to color mixing. It is purely and if you are looking for technical and straightforward booklet that is a good resource without being overwhelming, this one will fit the bill. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Every artist should have at least one color mixing book. I have three of William Powell’s color mixing books. His are all very useful and I like his color mixing chart to measure out your paints. I have a print copy and electronic copy of 1500 color recipes. Some of the color swatches are different when you compare the book to the electronic version. I would recommend 1500 color mixing recipes over the one for portraits and the one that is just oil and acrylic. The reason is there is so much more information in 1500. Not just the watercolor recipes, 1500 includes landscape recipes. I was surprised to find that it included all of the information from the portrait color mixing book. I highly recommend William Powell’s 1500 color mixing recipes for oil, acrylic, and watercolor. I received this galley from NetGalley.