Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter

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Paperback, Andrews McMeel Pub, 2010, ISBN13 9780740797712, ISBN10 0740797719

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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesna (TM)t Exist.
James Gurney, "New York Times" best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows "Imaginative Realism" with his second art-instruction book, "Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter." A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, "Color and Light" bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist.
This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, "Imaginative Realism," was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction.
"James Gurney's new book, "Color and Light," cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

About this item

From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesna (TM)t Exist.
James Gurney, "New York Times" best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows "Imaginative Realism" with his second art-instruction book, "Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter." A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, "Color and Light" bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist.
This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, "Imaginative Realism," was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction.
"James Gurney's new book, "Color and Light," cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

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Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
Publish Date: Nov 2010
ISBN-13: 9780740797712
ISBN-10: 0740797719
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 222
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 10.5 x 0.75
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This is an excellent reference for artists of all ability levels. It goes into great detail about how to choose various color combinations to give your artwork greater dimension and impact. I consider this book to be one of my favorites concerning color study.

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wonderful resource!
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This is a wonderful and helpful book for anyone and especially for the artist. It is full of examples from Gurney's beautiful work.

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