Uncover new ideas and easy methods of working with color from artist and popular Instagrammer Josie Lewis (@josielewisart), who offers fun lessons that will help you understand color in new ways, opening fresh avenues for your own artwork.
This comprehensive guide begins with an introduction to color that includes the color wheel, basic color terminology, and essential supplies. Starter projects help you get comfortable with color while learning how to work with watercolor, acrylic paint, and collage. Next-level projects take your skills even further, with more innovative techniques.
The book also includes easy-to-use templates with modern geometric layouts that you can use to create your own stunning color patterns. You’ll also discover how to:
- Make gorgeous rainbow effects using a variety of materials and methods.
- Work and play with scraps, shapes and swatches in an array of hues that will help build your color confidence.
- Create beautiful texture in watercolor and acrylic paint using simple supplies and techniques.
- Mix colors to produce shades ranging from calming neutrals to blazing brights.
- Use color effectively to take your imagination to new heights.
Open yourself to incredible creative possibilities with The New Color Mixing Companion!
Artist Josie Lewis, whose Instagram account @josielewisart has more than 450,000 followers, has taught college-level painting, drawing, art appreciation, and two-dimensional design, and also regularly teaches workshops, leads creative retreats, and hosts exhibitions in her Minneapolis studio. She has been featured on DesignSponge, Insider, High Times, and by many other social media influencers. Josie’s work has also been exhibited widely throughout the US and can be found in the collections of many private and public institutions, including Target Corporation, General Mills, University of Arizona at Phoenix and Flagstaff, and University of Minnesota. Her current work, which explores the interaction of material, pattern, repetition, and color, spans many mediums, including sculpture, painting, mixed media, and film. A two-time grant recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board, Josie has a BA from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an MFA from the University of Minnesota. Originally from the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, she lives in the Twin Cities. In addition to @josielewisart, you can also find Josie on Instagram at @petrifiedrainbow and @colorcompanion. See more of her work at josielewis.com.