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Colour, 2nd Edition by David Hornung

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6 . APPLYING COLOR PRINCIPLES

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“It is well to remember that a picture, before being a battle horse, a nude woman, or some anecdote, is essentially a plane surface covered with colors assembled in a certain order.”

Maurice Denis

 

The lessons of Parts One to Five have prepared you for more challenging studies designed to enhance your grasp of fundamental color principles by applying them to specifically defined goals.

The next three assignments address, in sequence, color progression, the illusion of transparency, and a color-based approach to observational painting. They all require refined judgment and precise color mixing and will deepen your ...

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