Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Creative Color by Faber Birren

Creative Color by Faber Birren is a very useful book on practical color theory applications. The later chapters in the book describe a process which the author calls "Perceptionism".

I have nearly finished doing my own interperetations of the book's exercises, and my goal for this blog is to post scans of these. They're done in oil on primed posterboard, about 8 1/2" x 11" each. There will be little or no explanation of these. They'll make sense if you refer to the book. The reason some chapters are missing from this blog is: Some of the chapters don't have exercises, and some have exercises that don't require you to create anything.

I use a mixture of Liquin, stand oil, and mineral spirits as a painting medium. Like gouache, but with fumes!

The exercises start you out with color charts, and then move you on to applied theories and techniques.



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