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A Color Sampler
Kathleen Westray

The best way to learn color mixing is just by doing it. Needed materials are true red, yellow, blue, white, and black watercolor paints, an artistís palette, brushes, and scads of heavy paper, available at local art supply stores. However, this wonderful book gives the foundation for color mixing in a simple and beautifully elegant way. It introduces and illustrates the concepts of primary, secondary, and intermediate colors, the color wheel, warm and cool colors, white, black, and gray, shade and hue, and complementary colors. The text and illustrations are easy to understand without being babyish.

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