Making Color Sing (Revised edition)


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Through easy-to-follow exercises, this manual seeks to stimulate new ways to think about colour, generating responses that unlock personal creativity and allowing 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 colours can create a feeling of space; how to disguise one colour in a scene to accent another; and many more tips.

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Sara B

Jun 21, 2012

Great for watercolorists

This book clearly demonstrates techniques and methods of making colors work together. It's a great book!

Paulette H

Sep 8, 2011

Great book/service

A watercolor technique classic. Highly recommended.


Mar 10, 2011

great info

As a weaver and porcelain artist, it is always hlepful to learn about color in any media. Enjoying this information!


Apr 23, 2010

Watercolor Inspiration

I highly recommend this book as a reference for color mixing tips (do's and don'ts) and inspiration from Jeanne Dobie a master of watercolor.


Nov 15, 2009

Best Watercolor Book about pigment

By far the best watercolor book I own and the one I most use. One of the few that addresses pigment and the only one that directly names and centers discussion on the colors most of us own.
While not a book for beginners, and not a recipe book, this is a logical, progressive explanation of why and how to make color glow. Dobie includes ample examples, tips, and ways to analyze and fix our most common mistakes. The chapters are short, and packed with information, but reward even a slow progression.
I highly suggest getting the hardcover rather than the paperback, since the colors in it are considerably sharper and clearer--both necessities in a book about color.

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