Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic

Mixing recipes for more than 450 color combinations

Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic
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Format: Paperback / softback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781600589027
Publisher: Walter Foster
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The definitive color-mixing resource for oil and acrylic artists, Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic includes color mixing charts that list each color needed to create a combination and painting instructions in a handy, portable size.
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.

The author

William F. Powell studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His work has been represented in major galleries and reproduced in the form of illustrations, prints, and limited edition collector's plates. He has been professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and illustration for more than 45 years. He holds awards for the technical side of his art, which has been used in major space and environmental programs.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781600589027
Illustrations: 400 color images + 1 acetate grid
Size: 6.125 in x 9.5 in / 155.57 mm x 241.3 mm
Edition: Revised Edition

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