Making Color Sing


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Through clear, illuminating exercises, this brilliant book explores new ways to think about color, generating responses that unlock personal creativity and allows artists to express themselves with paint as never before. In thirty-one practical and stimulating lessons, author Jeanne Dobie offers insights into ways to use both color and composition to make paintings come alive. Lessons include: Creating with a Personal Palette Achieving Luminous Grays Mixing Powerful Color Making Color Pulsate Invoking Visual Tension ...

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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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