Color and Light : A Guide for the Realist Painter, Paperback

Color and Light : A Guide for the Realist Painter Paperback

Part of the James Gurney Art series


A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Lightbridges 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 indispensable tool for any artist.

This book is the second in a series based on his blog,

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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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  • Category: Painting & art manuals
  • ISBN: 9780740797712



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