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Color for Painters

A Guide to Tradition and Practices in Creating Colors

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New Ideas on Creating Color Mainly for Oil Painters, But Practical for Others, as well

  • Feb 22, 2011
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Watson-Guptill/Crown Publishing Group div. of Random House, NY did us painters a favor when it decided to publish Al Gury's new book.

Al Gury has written a practical guide to color for oil painters and others backed by solid academic credentials and 30 years of teaching experience.

Discover how color speaks to texture, shadow, light, edges to bring alive the image you want. Gury shares the old ways where we evolved from prehistoric cave paintings of organic colored clays, carbon and chalk to ground gemstone colors and plant dyes to the whole spectrum of oils and acrylics and watercolors available to us currently.

If you buy this book for nothing else, buy it to see really good art reproduced in the highest quality. Al Gury is a good artist and learning from his handling of each image is like having his personally teach you.

Painters need to read and read and read and learn and learn and learn. Nothing leaves a painter stale than just getting into a rut using a single palette and a single medium on a single surface.

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Barbara Garro ()
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When I am not writing or painting or teaching, I am reading, literally hundreds of non-fiction books every year. Why? Because I love learning from other people's journeys. Authors work hard to bring … more
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