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Well, I tried to keep an open mind, and purchased the latest edition of this book, following a number of rave reviews here on the Color Theory and Mixing forum. On the surface, this book should be a perfect fit here — it is all about color theory and paint mixing. Not violet!

Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green: Or How to Mix the Color You Want-Every Time

It is, I believe, the first major break away from the traditional and limited concepts that have caused artists and others who work with colour so many problems. Translated in many languages, this book has become the best selling art book of all time! By understanding what really does happen when colours are mixed, you will be able to master colour mixing once and for all, and in a very short time.

This new look at colour mixing is applicable to oils, acrylics, watercolour, gouache, pastels, coloured pencils, silk screen inks, textile inks and all arts and crafts which involve the use of colour. By unravelling the many ambiguities and myths inherent in the established way of working, I have attempted to transform colour mixing from a haphazard affair into a thinking process.

Allows reader to find out what really happens when colours are mixed. Simple and effective guidance to color. Color theory explained. Ever wonder why your mixes are a ugly color? This book explains it all. Need to be in you library. Very good informationVery good information Blue and Yellow do make Green! But various blues and various yellows make many different greens. Had a lot of fun making up my own color charts.

A must for any artist. Will change your view of color The first thirty-five pages will change your view of color. In fact, a blue paint is not perfectly blue, and a yellow not perfectly yellow, so it matters a great deal which blue and which yellow you mix. This book will explain why, and why we so often get mud instead of the color we expected from our charts or our limited understanding of how paint works. Read this, you will understand color a great deal more when you are done.

Unlike so many other volumes, this is not a message repeated in every other painting book out there. Good for beginners; good for professional artists This book provides more than a color wheel; it tells how to get colors you want and to keep red and blue making purple and not ugly brown tones. Seek for color harmony and discovering how to achieve this goal becomes understanbly and easy. As a webcartoonist, and digital painter, I found that there was helpful information in this book, but found it lacked in the basic theory of color combinations.

Also, the helpful sections on doing browns and greens helped a great deal for colors I have a hard time mixing on a screen. Overall, It was helpful for making my colors more like the lifelike counterparts I was trying to replicate. It is a book that I return to time and time again for assistance. It came through the mail promptly and in very good shape.

This book will go down in history as foundational. Artist have struggled with understanding color mixing since the 16th century as evidenced by the differing theories and opinions. The struggle to mix the color you want every time has continued in this century mostly because the traditional three primary color wheel, which is deeply embedded in our schools and other art classes, is incomplete and therefore limited in its use.

It is a fact and he explains how to use these facts in a logical method to base your decisions about mixing colors. You cannot go wrong by studying this book. However, if you already know the three primary color wheel, you will have to study and practice harder to unlearn the three primary and relearn the proper and more dependable way to mix color. If you do the work it will change your life.

You will never have to struggle with guesswork and unknowns to get the color you want every time. Lost it in the suffle of art bilks but it … Lost it in the suffle of art bilks but it turned up recently. Will use it as reference book in the near future. By Kathryn A.

Unfortunately, the general American reader especially those who lean towards the arts is not very conversant with science and may find some of the concepts in this book rather opaque upon a first reading. But if a reader makes the effort to read through again or work through it with a more left-brained friend, they will find a treasure trove of liberating information here.

Each system has its advantages and disadvantages. Very Helpful to Dyers as wells as Painters When mixing dyes, I had been getting a large variety of browns when not desired. This book opened my eyes to why mixing colors can get an unreliable result. Like most, I was taught color theory in grade school, and using wax crayons, this simple theory worked to uncritical grade school eyes. I am an amateur hand dyer, and I found that the colors I was mixing were very unpredictable. Experimenting is still required to get proportions correct.

The theory and practice recommended in this text is NOT directly applicable to dyes, as paints are applied to the surface and dyes go into the material. Also the colors recommended are for paints, and some of the colors do not exist as pure colors in dyes.

But the underlying theory is very useful and applicable to dyeing. I am very pleased that I found this book, it has helped me tremendously.

And why it is so easy to mix dull, grayed colors, commonly known as mud? Painting starts to become expensive and confusing. The main premise of this book is that the three-primary color system needs to be abandoned in favor a six-color system. To begin, we need to understand how portions of the color spectrum are either absorbed or reflected by a surface. A surface appears black because it absorbs all colors.

A surface appears white if it reflects all colors. So what happens if you mix pure yellow and pure blue? The blue pigment likewise absorbs all but the blue portion of the light… The result is a dark gray, almost black. But how can this be? Everyone knows that blue and yellow make green.

But blue and yellow do not make green. Likewise pure yellow and pure red make black; pure red and pure blue also make black. If, however, it strikes a blue or red speck of pigment, it is absorbed. In practice, however, there are no pure primary pigments. So it is more helpful to understand the bias of pigments in order to predict how they will mix. What happens when you mix impure yellow and impure blue?

A green-blue such as Cerulean Blue reflects a large measure of blue, a reasonable amount of green and a tiny amount of violet. In another example, violet is mixed three different ways. Mid-intensity violets can be made by mixing either orange-red with violet-blue or violet-red with green-blue. Either the red or the blue can carry the violet. As the red is added to the violet-blue it removes the actual blueness, leaving the violet that it contained.

The range varied from red-violets through to blue-violets and from slightly neutralized hues through to grays. Yellow, the complementary of violet, has been introduced to add contrast as well as harmony. When mixed from the complementaries they are often called colored grays. Neutrals are darkened or dulled hues, such as darkened red or green… When red, yellow, and blue traditionally thought of as the artists primaries are combined, the subtractive process destroys almost all of the light and the mix moves towards black.

If the intensities of the three hues are all equally balanced, they blend into a very dark gray, approaching black.

The balance, remember, refers to intensity and not the actual quantities of paint. There are numerous exercises in the book as well as commentary on specific paint colors.

So it is with some pleasure that I come to Pthalocyanine Green. In every case, the fewer colors the better. It is vitally important to [realize] that the brilliance of a color is damaged by adding white paint.

This is particularly noticeable in watercolor painting, which relies heavily on clean, transparent, tints for much of its effect. The author explains a way to determine the degree of opacity or transparency of paint by painting a swatch of color over a solid black line. What better way to darken a hue can there be than to add its complementary… Perhaps the strongest argument against [the use of black from a tube] to portray dark areas is that the final result often looks more like a hole in the painting surface than part of the work.

Depicted with black paint they take on a dead appearance. A mixed dark invariably looks far more natural, containing, as it does, some of the light that will be reflected from such surfaces. Even the interior of an unlit room in the dead of night does not look entirely black but a deep, shifting, atmospheric dark gray.

The author makes an analogy of complementary colors acting as dimmer switches on each other, turning down the available light. The important thing is that the light is turned down in a natural way. The nature of the color is not destroyed, as it would be if black were to be added. The author also explains why understanding additive mixing mixing of light is helpful to a painter. You may think this is normal enough. How else can it be painted?

But consider what is actually being portrayed: It is an area of the sky in which yellow light is blending in to blue light. As we know, colored lights mix additively and since yellow and blue are additive complementaries, they move towards white when they are mixed. Printers use four process colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, black, also known as CMYK. Only mid oranges can result when it is mixed with a yellow. If the yellow used by the printer happens to be a green-yellow the oranges will be even duller than if and orange-yellow had been employed.

Chosen not only for color-type but also for lightfastness and other qualities.

Acrylic Color Mixing Chart: Free PDF Download

Black is the absence of all light. Things appear black when they do not reflect or emit light. White is the presence of all colors of visible light. Objects appear white when they reflect or emit all wavelengths of visible light or at least three wavelengths - Red, Blue and Green - in equal intensity. Yes, you must know this one! It forms the basis of most of our logic and reasoning about color, light and the appearance of objects. The secondary colors of light are those colors which are formed when two primary colors are mixed in equal amounts.

It is, I believe, the first major break away from the traditional and limited concepts that have caused artists and others who work with colour so many problems. Translated in many languages, this book has become the best selling art book of all time! By understanding what really does happen when colours are mixed, you will be able to master colour mixing once and for all, and in a very short time. This new look at colour mixing is applicable to oils, acrylics, watercolour, gouache, pastels, coloured pencils, silk screen inks, textile inks and all arts and crafts which involve the use of colour. By unravelling the many ambiguities and myths inherent in the established way of working, I have attempted to transform colour mixing from a haphazard affair into a thinking process. Allows reader to find out what really happens when colours are mixed. Simple and effective guidance to color.

Color Psychology: Does It Affect How You Feel?

Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that color can dramatically affect moods, feelings, and emotions.

I find that using a limited palette of around 6 color plus white makes color mixing less complicated. I include them because I understand that not all artists are interested in adopting a limited color palette. Additionally, every artist has their own favorite pigments that they enjoy working with.

Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green

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And why it is so easy to mix dull, grayed colors, commonly known as mud? Painting starts to become expensive and confusing. The main premise of this book is that the three-primary color system needs to be abandoned in favor a six-color system. To begin, we need to understand how portions of the color spectrum are either absorbed or reflected by a surface. A surface appears black because it absorbs all colors. A surface appears white if it reflects all colors.

Impossible colors are colors that do not appear in ordinary visual functioning. Different color theories suggest different hypothetical colors that humans are incapable of seeing for one reason or another, and made-up colors are routinely created in popular culture. While some such colors have no basis in reality, phenomena such as cone cell fatigue enable colors to be perceived in certain circumstances that would not be otherwise.

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  1. Amabella J. 05.06.2021 at 12:33

    In the book, “Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green”, I have attempted to offer a total reassessment of the principles underlying colour mixing. It is, I believe, the first.