Book review: Color is Everything: Beginners to Advanced Painters Can Learn What All Great Artists Know by Dan Bartges (9781892538369)

This books claims that you can “master the use of color in oils, acrylics or watercolors”.

As an occasional watercolor painter myself with an informal background in art, I found Mr. Bartges’ suggested use of a color wheel to be an indispensable tool to choose colors whether you are painting or even decorating your home.  Mr. Bartges’ information on the six color schemes and how to accurately reproduce colors within a specific scheme is very helpful.  The many color photos and painting exercises within the book are useful and his Glossary of Colorful Terms and bibliography of even more works on color and art will be essential to those interested in painting and other forms of artwork.

I’ve always wanted to paint with oils and with the help of this guide, I feel confident that I can begin painting with a better knowledge of how to mix my colors, and with work, how to analyze and improve a good painting.

Thank you to Mr. Bartges and Bostick Communications for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

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