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Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in…

Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

by Betty Edwards

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A follow up to Edwards ' must -read book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." Edwards continues her theme of first draw, then learn color, and finally, paint. In her previous book Edwards details the left-brain (language mode), right brain (visual mode) dichotomy. Drawing, she says, requires a "cognitive shift" to the right brain/ visual mode ("the somewhat blissful visual-perceptual mode") This, in turn, requires one to "get in the zone" (which she describes as a loss of sense of time, intense concentration on the task, and difficulty or even inability to use language). Edwards follows up on that notion in this book, espousing the concept that painting requires a back-and-forth shifting from left to right brain functions. This is because of the painter's need to focus on color mixing and matching. (Note: how many times have you heard artist-instructors say that you need to ingrain the fundamentals so that you can be free to focus on just painting?) Beyond this, Edwards' book is very similar to Quiller's books on Color theory. Edwards devotes much of her book to a discussion of hue, value and intensity. She includes some intriguing exercises, particularly in the section on Color Harmony. ( )
  jmorreau | Jan 24, 2008 |
Another very useful book by the author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the two books together make for an excellent "art course" at home. ( )
  bella2006 | Feb 18, 2006 |
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By means of exercises ranging from simple to challenging, illustrated with more than 125 step-by-step images, this book offers a deep understanding of the basic structure of color, including how to see what is really out there rather than what you think you know about colored objects. Intended for the novice in color as well as for more experienced artists and designers, the exercises focus on how to successfully mix and combine hues.… (more)

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