This week I am going to share some information and inspiration in relation to color! If you didn't get a chance to check on my post on the Color Wheel, check it out. Free practice PDF download on that blog
There are many different books on color. I wanted to share my two favorite ones here. Perhaps they will inspire you.
This first book is my all time favorite book on color. Colour, The Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finley is a fascinating book that gives the history and stories behind many colors. It is a story of traveling through the paintbox.
Through her travels across Afghanistan, Indonesia, China, and Australia she discovered and pieced together the origins of color. Victoria takes you on an adventure from the beginning to the end.
You will walk away from this book with a new appreciation for color, its cultural and political connections, and understand the meanings behind human connection with color
The Color Mixing Bible by Ian Sidaway is one of the best color theory books I have come across. If you are interested in learning more about color and enjoy mixing your own colors, this is a must have!
In this book, Ian explores oils, pastels, colored pencil, ink, gouache, and acrylics. He also gives a brief history of the pigments.
I recommend this book to my students of all levels. I encourage them to not only explore what this book has to offer, but to create their own version in the mediums they like to work in. There is no better way to understand color than to play with and manipulate it and most importantly practice.
Have you read these books? If so did you have a favorite part? What other books on color do you like? Comment below
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various