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 developed by Al Gury 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
Color for Painters traces the use of color in Western art from the classical world to the present, explores the use and properties of various pigments and materials, and reviews the evolving approaches to color (from tonal to pointillism to the modern use of color as psychological expression).
Also included are exercises for mixing and using paints, and
Color for Painters is ideal for students, experienced painters, teachers, appreciators of fine art, or anyone interested in exploring painting’s "wild beast."
Author — Al Gury.
Paperback. 192 pages. 8½" × 10" (22 cm × 25 cm).