William F. Powell
The definitive color-mixing resource for oil and acrylic artists, Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic includes color mixing charts that list each color needed to create a combination and painting instructions in a handy, portable size.
Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 450 color combinations:
- Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, "Sunflower Yellow."
- Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number ("8") and a photo of the actual paint mixture.
- Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color.
- Mix the color.
It’s that easy! You’ll also learn about color theory, color value mixing, complementary colors, graying color naturally, and mixingportrait colors.
Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series also includes Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. These books contain hundreds of precise color mixing combinations for realistic results, as well as two acetate grids for measuring paint units.
William F. Powell was an internationally recognized artist and one of America’s foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student’s Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He was professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor included oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel—with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. He also authored a number of art instruction books, including several popular Walter Foster titles. As a renowned master of color, Bill conducted numerous “Color Mixing and Theory” workshops in various cities throughout the U.S. His expertise in color theory also led him to author and illustrate several articles and an educational series of 11 articles entitled “Color in Perspective” for a national art magazine. Additionally, he performed as an art consultant for national space programs and for several artist’s paint manufacturers. Bill’s work also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mockup programs. He produced instructional painting, color mixing, and drawing art videos.