1500 Colour Mixing Recipes

By William F Powell


1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is the definitive colour-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolour artists. This user-friendly compendium is colour coded for quick-and-easy reference and includes two removable colour-mixing grids-one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolour. Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 1,500 colour combinations:

  • Look in the Colo Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint-for example, ""Broccoli.""
  • Find the Colo Recipe with the subjects recipe number (""81"") and a photo of the actual paint mixture.
  • Use the Colo Mixing Grid to measure each paint colour.
  • Mix the colour. Its that easy!
You'll also learn about colour theory, mixing values, complementary colours, greying colour naturally, mixing portrait colours, rendering skies and clouds, and more. 

176 pages
paperback, colour illustrations