A perfect resource for new artists and art hobbyists, Basic Color Theory demonstrates the color wheel at work and covers all the essentials, including complementary, primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; hue, saturation, and value; color mood, temperature, and schemes; and how to create a color chart.
Each concept is clearly explained in easy-to-comprehend language so beginning artists can put their newfound knowledge to immediate use. Also included are step-by-step tutorials, as well as techniques for basic color mixing in different mediums.
Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Basic Color Theory allows artists to widen the scope of their abilities, demonstrating how to create color and value charts, basic color mixing techniques, and a comprehensive approach to understanding color relationships.
Patti Mollica is an impressionistic and contemporary painter who believes that a painter’s job is to show the viewer the inherent beauty of all subjects and scenes. She is the author of several books on painting, including Artist Toolbox: Color; Getting Started: Master the basic theories and techniques of painting in acrylic; Modern Acrylics; Special Subjects: Basic Color Theory; and Color Theory. She was selected by Golden Paints to conduct lectures and facilitate workshops demonstrating “Creative Techniques Using Golden Paints and Mediums.” She lives and works in New York City and Nyack.