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Painting Beautiful Skin Tones With Color & Light in Oil, Pastel and Watercolor

1581801637


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From Library Journal
A generation ago, books on portrait painting focused almost exclusively on Caucasians. James Horton was one of the first popular writers to explore the full range of color differences in his How To Paint Skin Tones (LJ 3/15/96). Saper here presents a similar volume that does not markedly improve on Horton's. Like Horton, Saper, whose portraits are held in private and corporate collections, sets out principles for painting a full variety of skin tones in several media, including oil, pastel, and watercolor. Both authors give advice on shooting and choosing photographs as references. Libraries that already have Horton's volume on the shelves can pass on this. For those that don't, Saper's book is an essential purchase. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Brush & Color
Paul Taggart
0641663234

Hardcover
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Color Your Own Great Flower Paintings
Marty Noble
0486433358
June 2004
Paperback
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The Elements of Color
Johannes Itten
0471289299
January 31, 1970
Hardcover
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Book Description
A useful simplification and condensation of Johannes ltten's major work. The Art of Color, this book covers subjective feeling and objective color principles in detail. It presents the key to understanding color in ltten's color circle and color contrasts.

Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation)

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Color Kittens
Margaret Wise Brown
0307021416
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Once there were two color kittens with green eyes, Brush and Hush . . .So goes the rollicking tale of two pouncy kittens who make all the colors in the world. First published more than 50 years ago, this much-requested title is now available as a Little Golden Book Classic, with its original cover!

Card catalog description
While the color kittens are trying to make green paint, their mixing leads to pink, orange, and purple. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Color Your Own Monet Paintings
Marty Noble
0486439941
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Colorists of all ages are invited to create their own versions of artist Claude Monet's lovely landscapes, seascapes, and graceful figures. Thirty ready-to-color drawings, with identifying captions, depict his famous Water Lilies I, The Regatta at Argenteuil, The Boardwalk at Trouville, and others. Actual paintings are shown in full-color on the covers.


Wild Flowers: Stained Glass Coloring Book
John Green
0486289036
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Accurate renderings of 16 beautiful wildflowers, among them dainty buttercups, a magnificent trumpet vine, water lily and feathery goldenrod, an exotic columbine, a showy lady’s slipper and 10 more. All are identified and ready to be brought to life with paints, felt-tip pens and other media.


Color Harmony in Your Paintings
Margaret Kessler
1581804016
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mastering color is a tough hurdle for artists in any medium to tackle. In this concise guide, Margaret Kessler cuts through all the confusion with a friendly and encouraging approach to the basic principles of color harmony. The book is divided into two main sections that focus on theory and practice. Readers will learn how proper color can help them create expressive moods, unity, rhythm and eye-catching design. Then they'll find a wealth of exercises and demonstrations to quickly put to use what they've learned. With lots of colorful charts and eye-catching examples, Color Harmony in Your Paintings is highly accessible for artists of all levels. There's an engaging question-and-answer format in parts of the book, and simple color sketches throughout to give an immediate understanding of every color concept. ...


Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light & Color
Kevin D. MacPherson
1581800533
March 2000
Paperback
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Art Masterpieces to Color
Marty Noble
0486433811
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Mouse Paint
Ellen Stoll Walsh
0152002650
October 1995
Board Book
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From Publishers Weekly
Mice, a rottweiler, an arachnid and a few other assorted critters make sturdy reappearances in five board book versions of picture books. In Ellen Stoll Walsh's Mouse Paint, "three white mice on a white piece of paper" enjoy a colorful romp, while in Walsh's Mouse Count a similar gaggle narrowly escapes being served for dinner (Harcourt/Red Wagon, $6 each, 28p, ages 1-3 ISBN 0-15-200265-0; -200266-9 Sept.). Yet another mouse searches the animal kingdom for companionship?and finds an unexpected respondent?in Eric Carle's Do You Want to Be My Friend? (HarperFestival, $6.95, 32p, ages 2-6, ISBN 0-694-00709-9 Sept.). The rewards of industriousness are celebrated in a second Carle title, The Very Busy Spider; its embossed web brings a tactile dimension to his familiar collage artwork (Philomel, $9.95, 26p, ages 2-up...


Tattoos of the Floating World: Ukiyo-E Motifs in Japanese Tattoo
Takahiro Kitamura, Katie M. Kitamura
9074822452
March 1, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique book by tattoo artist Takahiro Kitamura (Horitaka, a pupil of Horiyoshi III) discusses the art of the Japanese tattoo in the context of Ukiyo-e, concentrating on the parallel histories of the woodblock print and the tattoo. Through high quality illustrations it shows that the Japanese tattoo is highly reliant on and linked to the woodblock print and that it deserves a position among the other art forms. A range of typical ukiyo-e motifs in the Japanese tattoo are discussed and illustrated by the original Japanese prints, and sketches, drawings and tattoos by tattoo master Horiyoshi III. The book ends with a special essay by Don Ed Hardy.


Jackie Shaw's Step-By-Step Painting Course
Jackie Shaw
0823005372
May 2003
Paperback
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The Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book
Cicely Mary Barker
0723241171
February 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
From A for Apple Blossom to Z for Zinnia there is a flower fairy to color for each letter of the alphabet in this popular coloring book. Black-and-white outline pictures have been redrawn from Cicely Mary Barker's well-loved A Flower Fairy Alphabet and reproduced on high quality paper, making this book ideal for paints and markers as well as crayons.


Vincent's Colors hc (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Vincent Van Gogh, et al
0811850994
September 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3–This text is pulled directly from the letters Van Gogh wrote about his paintings to his brother, Theo. Each line of the rhyming stanzas is accompanied by a rich, full-color reproduction of one of the artist's key works, including Sunflowers, The Bedroom, and The Starry Night. Van Gogh's poetic descriptions will hold the attention of young readers; even preschoolers will enjoy the simple text and vibrant pictures. The brilliant colors and brush strokes are reproduced faithfully. A perfect addition as a picture book or as a simple introduction to art.–Steev Baker, Kewaskum Public Library, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Perfect Palette
Bonnie Rosser Krims
0446675199
Apr 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Bonnie Rosser Krims wrote The Perfect Palette for those brave souls ready to try something that has daunted many an interior designer: painting the walls something besides white. Even though paint is one of the least expensive ways to change the look of a room, most people find those little cards of color chips too intimidating. Krims's 50 color plans are foolproof combinations based on the aesthetics of certain places and familiar objects, with very specific details to help you plan which palette to use with your furnishings. Each page describes a palette of three Benjamin Moore paint colors, though Krims provides a cross-reference to two other brands and urges readers not to feel limited to a particular brand. Accent and trim colors are suggested, and three adjectives are used to describe the mood of the palette....


Painting the Impressionist Landscape: Lessons in Interpreting Light and Color
Lois Griffel
082303643X
May 1994
Hardcover
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Butterfly Stained Glass Coloring Book
Ed Sibbett
0486248208
March 1985
Coloring Book
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Book Description
Create striking stained glass pictures with 16 ready-to-color illustrations of butterflies (alight and aloft, feeding and resting) printed on special translucent paper. Use crayon, felt-tip pen, watercolor, tempera or oil paint to achieve eye-catching visual effects. 16 black-and-white designs printed on two sides of translucent paper.


White Rabbit's Color Book
Alan Baker
0753452545
September 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Each of these innovative concept books adds an extra dimension to the usual lessons about letters, colors, shapes and numbers. ABC , like so many other alphabet books, starts out with an apple, but then departs from the expected: the familiar fruit becomes the subject of Black and White Rabbit's painting in a wry and often very messy journey from A to Z. 1,2,3 combines a counting lesson with animal identification (and more art) as Gray Rabbit molds piles of colored clay into a variety of figures. In Shape , Brown Rabbit investigates the contents of a brightly wrapped package. White Rabbit, in Color , shows off the mixable properties of the primary colors when she immerses herself in three big tubs of paint. Sweet-natured humor infuses the clear, precise artwork, and Baker's talented bunnies are as winsome as can...


Painting Duck Decoys
Anthony Hillman
0486248100
Mar 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
Step-by-step instructions for painting decoys—male and female—of 13 species: mallard, canvasback, redhead, American widgeon, greater scaup, common pintail, more. 24 full-color plates show profiles and top views; also detailed coloring information. 24pp. of color illustrations printed one side only. 2 black-and-white illustrations.


Color Mixing Bible: All You'll Ever Need to Know About Mixing Pigments in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Soft Pastel, Pencil, and Ink
Ian Sidaway
0823007235
April 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This fine book covers color theory for beginners. Sidaway (The Instant Artist) offers brief sections on the science of color, theory, and pigments, plus numerous color-mixing charts in oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, soft pastels, pencils, and inks. Stephen Quiller's book Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory, originally published in cloth in 1989 and now out in paperback, is for the advanced artist who wants to experiment with glazing methods or study the color theory of Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer, Hopper, O'Keeffe, and John Henry Twachtman. This inspiring, creative approach to color could well be supplemented by David Pyle's What Every Artist Needs To Know About Paints & Colors, which covers vital health and safety issues and the use of color in computer graphics. Copyright...


Masterpieces of Painting from the Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
0486250881
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Superb reproductions of masterworks by Cassatt, Eakins, Degas, Remington, Monet, Gauguin, de Kooning, others. Gauguin's Tahitian Woman, Homer, Turtle Pound, many more.


Perfectly Painted House: A Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home
Bonnie Rosser Krims
1564968537
February 2, 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In The Perfectly Painted House: Foolproof Guide for Choosing Exterior Paint Colors, color consultant Bonnie Rosser Krims explains that redoing the faeade of a house doesn't have to be expensive. She begins with a discussion of the elements of the exterior and how they relate to the whole. She then covers the various color schemes appropriate to individual architectural styles, each with color chart reference numbers and full-color photographs, 250 in all. Suggestions for trim, accents and for alternate looks enhance her presentation. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Painting the exterior of a home is a large and costly project-yet homeowners have long been forced to decide on a color scheme based on only a tiny swatch or a paint...


Oil Painting for the Serious Beginner: Basic Lessons in Becoming a Good Painter
Steve Allrich
0823032698
June 1996
Paperback
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My Favorite Colors: A Fabric Rattle Book (Baby Einstein Series)
Julie Aigner-Clark
0786819049
April 2003
Book and Toy
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Making Color Sing
Jeanne Dobie
0823029921
April 15, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Through clear, illuminating exercises, this best-selling book stimulates new ways to think about color, generating responses that unlock personal creativity and allow artists to express themselves with paint as never before. Readers are shown how the interplay of complementary hues can trigger vibrations; how the push and pull of warm and cool colors can create a feeling of space; how to disguise one color in a scene to accent another; and many more tidbits of colorful advice.

About the Author
Jeanne Dobie, a teacher and painter whose work is shown widely and often wins coveted awards, lives in Pennsylvania.


Painting Shorebird Decoys
Anthony Hillman
048625349X
Apr 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Superb guide with realistic top views and profiles of dunlin, avocet, whimbrel, and other avian inhabitants of beaches and wetlands. Topographical diagram offers help in applying proper colors and markings.


Zoltan Szabo Paints Landscapes: Advanced Techniques in Watercolor
Zoltan Szabo
0823059804


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Painting Popular Duck Decoys
Anthony Hillman
048626100X
Sept 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Expert guide to painting male and female decoys of 9 popular species—ruddy duck, surf scoter, oldsquaw, hooded merganser, gadwall, common goldeneye, ring-necked duck, fulvous whistling duck and male cinnamon teal. Authentic detail. 32 full-color illus.


Mouse Paint
Ellen Stoll Walsh
0152001182
March 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A gang of mice learns to mix colors and to count; the "naive charm and exuberance" of Walsh's cut-paper art helped earn Mouse Paint a spot among PW's Best Books of 1989. Ages 2-6; 4-8. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. Both parents and children alike will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color. “Walsh’s cut-paper collage illustrations have bold colors and just the right simplicity for the storyline. A real charmer that’s great fun as well as informative.”--School Library Journal


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Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses : Comstock's Modern House Painting, 1883
E. K. Rossiter, F. A. Wright
0486417743
July 3, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This rare book by two respected architects invited homeowners of the Victorian era to eschew “white houses with green blinds” and join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses. In an introductory section, the authors explain clearly how to mix primary and secondary colors to achieve such popular, mellow tones of the period as olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. The architectural drawings in the 20 beautiful color plates—each accompanied by a detailed explanation—show how color schemes work on the exteriors of specific houses. 20 color plates.

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