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willie

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Re: Penultimate color Refernces
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 08:42:22 AM »

  I have the first book by Powell Mixing Color Recipes. I use it a lot and plan to pick up the ones on Landscapes and Portraits. Willie

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 02:43:11 AM »
Hm,

one thing is how to mix colurs - no doubt.
In this matter Conny's CD is really helpful.

Another thing is, how to add light and shadow to a figure.
For me, Conny's approach to the geometry of bodies was an inspiration, both, in a tutorial meeting and with his CD
http://www.fredericus-rex.de/DVD-s-CD-s--Maltechniken/So--wie-ich-male-Vol--II.html

No question- I am far away from reaching a satisfacting quality, but -my opinion- knowing Conny's approach does not do any harm in this matter.

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Roger

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Re: Penultimate color Refernces
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 10:22:51 AM »
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In my opinion the mixes in Powell's book are probably a bit complex for our requirements but can easily be adapted for flats.
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PJDeluhery

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 09:58:18 AM »
So THAT's your secret, Roger!!   :-X
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 11:08:19 AM »
Yep, definitely recommended, I have both of those and refer to them for all my projects.
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PJDeluhery

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Penultimate color Refernces
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 11:02:45 AM »
If you really want to know how to mix a color, consider buying Connie's CDs on "How I Paint."  The first one has some 500 color plates showing how to mix about any color you will ever use. I puchased these years ago and still use them when laying out my palette.
Here's a link:  http://www.fredericus-rex.de/DVD-s-CD-s--Painting-technic/

Another arrow for your quiver is the mixing guides available from any bookseller. I like Powell's books, but your can find others.
http://www.amazon.com/Color-Mixing-Recipes-Portraits-Combinations/dp/1560109904/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366469896&sr=1-4&keywords=color+mixing+recipes

I usually mix my colors - or have a very good idea of the mix - before I begin painting. I use these as a guide to help me set up my mixes. For example, gold and bronze are hard for me - these give me some guidance as well as help me set up the highs and lows.
 
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