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Color and Light

Color and Light
A Guide for the Realist Painter

by James Gurney

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2010-11-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0740797719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist. James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His first in the series, Imaginative Realism, was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light, cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

Color and Light in Nature

Color and Light in Nature

by David K. Lynch,William Charles Livingston,William Livingston

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2001-06-11
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9780521775045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.

Light and Color in the Outdoors

Light and Color in the Outdoors

by Marcel Minnaert

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 1461227224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All of science springs from the observation of nature. In this classic book, the late Professor Minnaert accompanies the reader on a tour of nature's light and color and reveals the myriad phenomena that may be observed outdoors with no more than a pair of eyes and an enquiring mind. From the intriguing shape of the dapples beneath a tree on a sunny day, via rainbows, mirages, and haloes, the colors of liquid, ice, and the sky, to the appearance of the sun, moon, planets, and stars - Minnaert describes and explains them all in a clear language accessible to laymen. This new English edition is supplemented by 80 plates, over half of them in color, taken by the acclaimed photographer Pekka Parviainen, illustrating many of the phenomena - ordinary and exotic - discussed in the book.

Color and Light

Color and Light
Luminous Atmospheres for Painted Rooms

by Donald Kaufman,Taffy Dahl,Christine Pittel

  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Human beings feel a universal attraction to light. It is the source of life-giving energy . . . and where there is light there is color." "Color is light made visible," says Donald Kaufman," and the atmosphere of the air we breathe and the quality of the light passing through it affect how we see color." A wall painted terra cotta in Santa Fe will look very different than a wall painted terra cotta in New York. By understanding the nature of the light and atmosphere in the place where you live, paint palettes for rooms can be selected that will enhance the light and create luminous effects. In these inspiring pages filled with breathtaking rooms, Kaufman and Dahl have visited homes in different regions of the country and explored the particularities of the light and air in each to show how colors were chosen to enhance the available light. Whether it be the veiled light of the South and Northwest, the dry air and harsh light of the desert, the misted light of northern cities, the incandescent light over water, the clear light of the mountains, or the glaring light reflected from snow, each has its own way of interacting with color indoors. The reader also learns that, just as colors change with the region, they vary with the seasons and times of day. Molecules of air, water vapor, ice crystals, nearby buildings, or the tree branches and leaves we see outside our rooms all interact with painted interiors. We come to understand that the colors on our walls need not be fixed but can reflect the subtle changes that happen outdoors. In Kaufman and Dahl's "Color: Natural Palettes for Painted Rooms, the authors transformed forever the way we see colors in nature and in the painton our walls. In Color and Light, they take us one step further to help us understand the role of the kinds of light we live with and how we can bring the sun's warmth and luminosity inside.

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

Color Theory for the Makeup Artist
Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

by Katie Middleton

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-06-12
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1351380540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created. It also discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.

Color and Light in Painting

Color and Light in Painting

by Roland Rood

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1941
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the experience of vision, what the eye is able to see, and how to represent what one sees in painting through the use of values, production of color by addition and subtraction, induction, and contrast.

Imaginative Realism

Imaginative Realism
How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

by James Gurney

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2009-10-20
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0740785508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares tips and techniques on creating a realistic picture of aliens and creatures, places, and machines.

Color and Light for the Watercolor Painter

Color and Light for the Watercolor Painter
How to Get the Effects You Want Every Time

by Christopher Schink

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780823006861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a guide for painters using watercolours, with advice on achieving the light and colour effects desired

Color and Light

Color and Light
The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross

by Ortrud Westheider

  • Publisher : Prestel Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9783791357737
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This beautifully illustrated book examines the artistic career of the French painter and draftsman Henri-Edmond Cross who was a key figure in the development of European modernism. Inspired by the work of Realist painters such as Gustave Courbet and François Bonvin, Henri-Edmond Cross's earliest paintings were compositions in dark, somber colors. Following his involvement with the avant-gardist circle around Georges Seurat, he gradually adopted the Neo-Impressionist technique and began to develop a unique visual vocabulary. After his move to the Mediterranean coast in 1891, Cross's palette became increasingly lighter, resulting in dazzlingly colorful landscapes, genre paintings, and compositions that are overlaid with mythological and allegorical allusions. This volume traces Cross's artistic trajectory through all stages of his prolific career and situates his masterful approach to color and light within the broader context of the European avant-garde of his time. In addition, it examines the painter's anarchist sympathies and the political dimensions of his depictions of utopian sceneries.

Visual Storytelling with Color and Light

Visual Storytelling with Color and Light
Mastering Gouache

by Michael Humphries

  • Publisher : Focal Press
  • Release : 2015-03-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780415720649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Create visually-stunning backgrounds that stand out. Visual Storytelling with Color and Light teaches background and concept designers in animation and film the skills needed to create visually stunning and professionally appealing pieces. In the world today—where digital is considered king—traditional media and the skills attached to them are often overlooked. Although it is true that major studios no longer want their backgrounds or concept boards hand drawn or painted, they do want their artists to have traditional as well as technical backgrounds. Gouache is a technique that provides its artists and practitioners an understanding of color theory and composition that all studios are looking for and that a course in Photoshop cannot teach. Visual Storytelling with Color and Light offers behind-the-scenes secrets of standard-setting practices used by some of best that the animation industry has to offer. Michael Humphries provides step-by-step techniques that will help readers better understand color theory, composition, and lighting. He'll share common gouache techniques and then show readers how to develop their own style, and how to create a piece to match the studio exec's dictated styles. This book also displays practices to help take readers' paintings and backgrounds to the next level with Photoshop interventions and enhancements. To survive the trips to the studios, sets, and 'en plein air' locations, this book will have a hardback, layflat binding with a splash guard to protect the pages and cover from nature or the accidental artist. Most importantly this book will feature video demos for both the en plein air approach and photoshop enhancements.

The South on Paper

The South on Paper
Line, Color and Light

by James C. Kelly

  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9780963283634
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores forty-four southern artists and eighty of their works.

Light, Color & Environment

Light, Color & Environment
Presenting a Wealth of Data on the Biological and Psychological Effects of Color, with Detailed Recommendations for Practical Color Use, Special Attention to Computer Facilities, and a Historic Review of Period Styles

by Faber Birren

  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A classic study of the profound effect of color in the places we inhabit, our homes, offices, factories, hospitals and schools. The author shares his findings and the practical applications toward healthier and more creative environments. This revised edition includes a chapter on the changing environment caused by the computer.

The Color of Light

The Color of Light

by Karen White

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-06-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781101117927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An emotionally moving novel of a woman in search of a new beginning and a man haunted by the past—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels. At thirty-two, Jillian Parrish finally finds the courage to put herself in the driver’s seat of her life. Pregnant and recently divorced, she and her seven-year-old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina—Jillian’s only source of happy childhood memories. Summers spent at her grandmother’s beach house had been Jillian’s sanctuary from indifferent parents—until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found. Linc Rising, Lauren’s boyfriend and Jillian’s confidant, had been a suspect in Lauren’s disappearance. Jillian had never doubted his innocence—but because her parents had whisked her back home to Atlanta, she never got a chance to tell him. Now, a resentful Linc is back on Pawleys Island—renovating the old Mills house. And as ghosts of the past are resurrected, and as Jillian’s daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Lauren’s disappearance and about the feelings they have buried for sixteen years...

Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color

Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color

by Kevin Macpherson

  • Publisher : North Light Books
  • Release : 2000-03-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781581800531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These pages practically glow with Kevin Macpherson's rich and powerful paintings! He shares his techniques for quickly capturing the mood of a scene in bold, direct brushstrokes, with step-by-step instructions that make it easy—simply a matter of painting the colors you see. Follow his lead and you too, can create landscapes and still lives in a vibrant, impressionistic style.

Color and Light

Color and Light

by Barbara Taylor

  • Publisher : Franklin Watts
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explains the properties of light which make variations in color possible and suggests projects and experiments to demonstrate such principles.

Light, Gesture, and Color

Light, Gesture, and Color

by Jay Maisel

  • Publisher : New Riders
  • Release : 2014-10-21
  • Pages : 99998
  • ISBN : 0134032322
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jay Maisel, hailed as one of the most brilliant, gifted photographers of all time, is much more than that. He is a mentor, teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel Jay’s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography. He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time he takes the stage. Now, for the first time ever, Jay puts his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicates the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. Each page unveils something new and challenges you to rethink everything you know about the bigger picture of photography. This isn’t a book about f-stops or ISOs. It’s about seeing. It’s about being surrounded by the ordinary and learning how to find the extraordinary. It’s about training your mind, and your eyes, to see and capture the world in a way that delights, engages, and captivates your viewers, and there is nobody that communicates this, visually or through the written word, like Jay Maisel. Light, Gesture & Color is the seminal work of one of the true photographic geniuses of our time, and it can be your key to opening another level of understanding, appreciation, wonder, and creativity as you learn to express yourself, and your view of the world, through your camera. If you’re ready to break through the barriers that have held your photography back and that have kept you from making the types of images you’ve always dreamed of, and you’re ready to learn what photography is really about, you’re holding the key in your hands at this very moment.

A History of Color

A History of Color
The Evolution of Theories of Light and Color

by Robert A. Crone

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 940070870X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first comprehensive text on the history of color theories since Halbertsma's book of 1947. Color is discussed in close connection with the evolution of ideas of light and vision. The book has chapters on the ancient Greek ideas of vision and color; on the contributions of Arabic science; on the Scientific Revolution from Kepler to Newton; on the early history of the three-color hypothesis; on the trichromatic theory and defective color vision; and on Goethe's, Schopenhauer's and Hering's theories. New understanding of the structure and functions of the retina and the brain finally results in the modern science of color vision. A History of Color has been written for ophthalmologists, optometrists and others who are interested in visual science and its history. The book requires no specialized knowledge.

Color and Light

Color and Light
The Southwest Canvases of Louis Akin

by Bruce E. Babbitt

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduction to Light

Introduction to Light
The Physics of Light, Vision, and Color

by Gary Waldman

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9780486421186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designed for a nonmathematical undergraduate optics course addressed to art majors, this four-part treatment discusses the nature and manipulation of light, vision, and color. Questions at the end of each chapter help test comprehension of material, which is almost completely presented in a nonmathematical manner. 170 black-and-white illustrations. 1983 edition.

Colour and Light

Colour and Light
Spatial Experience

by Karin Fridell Anter,Ulf Klarén

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-05-17
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781472482792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Colour and Light: Spatial Experience describes the coherent interaction of light and colour in the spatial context. It explains the nature of light to colour specialists, and the nature of colour to light specialists, simultaneously conveying an understanding that light and colour must be thought of together. In addition, it brings out the apparent contradictions between the practically based knowledge of craftsmen, engineers and designers, and the theoretically based knowledge of academics in various disciplines. Including background context, facts and possible approaches, the book provides a basic understanding of light and colour, and their significance for humans in the spatial context.