Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green How to Mix the Color You Really Want - Every Time

ISBN-10: 0967962870

ISBN-13: 9780967962870

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Michael Wilcox

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Artists, designers, printers, and crafters alike would agree that the selection and use of color is of great importance to their work. and yet, a great deal of misunderstanding surrounds color mixing. Michael Wilcox offers a total reassessment for the principles underlying color and color usage. This revised edition of the original Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green--the first major breakaway from the traditional concepts of the three primary colors: red, blue and yellow--contains more than 80 pages of new information on the transparency and makeup of colors and includes many new color mixing swatches. Michael Wilcox has a widely varied background, including periods as a professional artist, a conservator of art works and an engineer. His research in art and design led to the book Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green followed by the Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolor Paints, both of which led to many changes in the pigments used in artist grade paints. Wilcox also published the Artist's Guide to Selecting Colors, which shows how to select a suitable palette in all mediums--watercolors, oil paints, acrylics and more. He lives and continues his research and writing in Bristol, England.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: School of Color Publishing
Publication date: 3/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Our current approach to color mixing
The nature of color
Inside the paint film
Mixing the three 'primaries'
Mixing just two 'primaries'
Pure reds, yellows and blues do not exist
The Color Bias Wheel
The surviving light
The Color Coded Mixing Palette
Moving on
Grayed violets
Mid intensity violets
Bright violets
Why add the red?
Completing the exercises
Exploring the range of grayed violets (ex 1)
Exploring the range of mid-intensity violets (ex 2and3)
Exploring the range of bright violets (ex 4)
Creating a variety of greens
Creating a series of grayed greens (ex 5)
Creating a series of mid-intensity greens (ex 6and7)
Creating a series of bright greens (ex 8
Finding a little extra green (ex 9)
Mixing grayed orange (ex 10)
Mixing mid oranges (ex 11and12)
Mixing bright oranges (ex 13)
Varying the proportions
Prepared violets and oranges
Grays and neutral colors
Palette mixing areas
Grays and neutrals from yellow and violet (ex 14-19)
Why do the complementaries absorb each other?
Selecting complementary partners
The complementary pair, blue and orange (ex 20-25)
The complementary pair, red and green (ex 26-31)
Further complementary pairings
The six principle colors
The additional six
Introducing further colors - Phthalocyanine Green (ex 32-35)
Introducing further colors - Phthalocyanine Blue (ex 36)
Transparent, semi-transparent and opaque paints (ex 37-40)
Introducing further colors - Burnt Sienna (ex 41-45)
Introducing further colors - Yellow Ochre (ex 46-47)
Introducing further colors - Raw Sienna (ex 48)
Adding white to produce tints (ex 49)
Adding black
Prepared browns
Mixing wet into wet
Taking a color in other directions
Additive mixing
The mixing of colored light and surface
Surface mixing
Reflectance curves
Working with reflected light
The School of Color
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