Color and Light

Color and Light : A Guide for the Realist Painter

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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 indispensable tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, 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.

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 228.6 x 264.16 x 20.32mm | 929.86g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Kansas CityUnited States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • 0740797719
  • 9780740797712
  • 2,072

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This is a terrific book, highly recommended not only for young artists but anyone with an interest in traditional art technique. (Karen Haber, Locus)

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About James Gurney

Author and illustrator James Gurney brings a perspective of realism and scientific accuracy to his work. His art currently appears in museum exhibitions around the world.

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