Monday, 6 June 2016

A favourite Art book - Making Color Sing



I often get asked to recommend art books so I'm going to add a few of my favourites here. Please let me know if you have a special book you love.


Making Color Sing, Practical Lessons in Color and Design by Jean Dobie was first published in 1986. My copy is over 20 years old - it's very well used and has been a constant reference in my Studio. after being out of print for some years a 25th Anniversary edition was published, with updates by the author.

The content has stood the test of time and provides excellent information on colour which can be applied to any medium. In particular the chapter on "Mouse Colors" is so useful when mixing diverse greys.




The content has stood the test of time and provides excellent information on colour which can be applied to any medium. In particular the chapter on "Mouse Colors" is so useful when mixing diverse greys.


Showing how wonderful greens can be mixed. 

Glazing colours for vibrant results.




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All the books and products mentioned on this page are ones that I have bought, and are those that I use and recommend.