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Old 12-16-2006, 06:51 PM
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Re: Your Recommendation for Color Theory Book

another option here is the dvd set by donna aldridge. she goes thru color alot and its very easy to understand. being visual types here, seeing someone talk it thru is often more helpful than reading it with static photos! it seems so simple once you hear donna point it out, and i've taken the lessons out plein air trips, and it helped speed me up alot! she says things to make you think differently--instead of saying oh, do i have that green, you start thinking, hmm, is this a warm or cooler green? intense or tame? then its much easier to pick a color that is suitable, rather than the old trial and error method!!
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Thanks! I checked out Donna's DVD set and they look great! Only problem is they do not fit into my budget. Maybe one of these days if I keep saving my pennies ...

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Hi again,

Here's something funny for you :

http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/O.../illusions.htm

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Hello once more !

I wonder about this one :

«Blue and yellow don't make green»

But I'm not sure about it.

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Re: Your Recommendation for Color Theory Book

If you are looking to understand color as it relates to portraits, my absolute favorite book is PAINTING BEAUTIFUL SKIN TONES WITH COLOR & LIGHT by Chris Saper - pub. by North Light. Not an old book - should be easy to find.
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Jose - LOL Only you!

Brooke - Thanks, I'lll check it out

Santa is bringing several of the other books.

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Old 12-23-2006, 10:31 AM
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Hi again,

That book really exists :-)

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Re: Your Recommendation for Color Theory Book

Hi,
I actually have the Book. It is very good however, if you read the handprint.com site you find that it has a couple of flaws - however, if you are having a hard time understanding the handprint site, it would help if you read the "Blue and Yellow don't Make Green" first. The best info is free though. Handprint.com, then when you really understand it and can use the simple secondary color wheel he recommends, go to http://www.realcolorwheel.com/tubecolors.htm
That info is all there free, even though you can purchase it too.
This is amazing that you can get all of this information free. I have spent months on handprint.com. I have used the secondary pallette and learned to mix all of my colors from it - it really works. I only buy watercolors for convenience and out of laziness. I does help in any medium that you work in though.
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