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Colour, Second Edition

A workshop for artists and designers

David Hornung


With 3 instructional videos
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In David Hornung’s book Colour: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, you will find all you need to know about colour theory and its application. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between colour theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who works with colour.

This second edition has been carefully reviewed and revised throughout.  Presented in a new larger format, it includes much-enhanced sections on key colour principles such as colour perception, visual structure, materials and techniques, psychological experience of colour and colour composition in digital formats.

Generously illustrated – including all-new, contemporary examples – this book provides a unique set of tools that makes the complex theory of colour accessible and practical and is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. This colour and design book provides extensive coverage on colour theory and practice whether you’re a beginner, an amateur or a professional designer.

Pay close attention to Hornung’s advice and you will be able to tackle the assignments dotted throughout the book with new confidence – not to mention taking control of the colour in your own paintings, tooArtists & Illustrators
“This book is a treasure of great images and very practical and creative colour assignments that are easily adapted to many media” Susan Makov, Weber State University
“Hornung writes with expertise on the subject of colour. Well written, explained and researched, this is a gem for those who love colour, or who want to understand and use it” Patrick Mooney, The National College of Art and Design
“This excellent book is based on practical exercises that focus on relative experimentation with colour in order to teach specific qualities and functions of colour. It is clear, direct, and exciting” Nicholas Ruth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
“A very accessible way for students to get to grips with the fundamentals of colour theory and history: hue, saturation, harmony, perception and digital colour mixing” David Tinn, East Surrey College

Colour: A Workshop for Artists and Designers ships internationally with free shipping within the UK.

David Hornung is a painter and educator who lives and works in New York. He is the chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Colour, Second Edition – Table of Contents

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