|Color and Light by James Gurney is published 30th November|
James is well known to most of you because of his blog Gurney Journey - where a lot of the content of this book first surfaced. If you don't know this and want to learn more about art techniques I highly recommend you subscribe to his blog.
I can tell you now - aftr a fast skim read aand before I've even read properly from cover to cover - that this is going to be THE most helpful book for all those interested in or wanting to know more about colour and light for drawing and painting. I've now even got a name for one of the colour/light effects I've puzzled about for a very long time "Reverse Atmospheric Perspective"! Plus that's a stunning cover!
It's also currently the #1 best selling painting book on Amazon!
However the real purpose of this blog post is to do a small toot for Making A Mark!
I was sat on the tube going to my monthly meet-up with my Drawing group yesterday (see Giant red nosed reindeer in Covent Garden!) and put Color and Light in my backpack to read on the tube.
By the time I got out at Embankment I had a great big silly smile all over my face.
That's because in the section at the end devoted to Recommended Reading, James has included an Internet Resources section. This, of course, includes sites like Bruce McEvoy's Handprint plus David Brigg's HueValueChroma and Tony Johnson's Paintingmaking sites - PLUS it also references this blog! James never told me!
makingamark.blogspot.com by Katherine Tyrell. Various resources for artists, including summaries about color theory with additional links.This reference dates back to my big Colour Project in 2008. References to the posts on this blog are all now neatly organised and explained in this resource site Learning about Color - Online Projects.
The idea back in 2008 was as follows
I like colour, I respond to colour and people frequently compliment me on my use of colour in my drawings. But do I know enough about colour? I don't think so!
In my colour project in 2008 I focused on colour with a view to becoming better at understanding and using colour. The idea was to:
- remind myself of what I do know - so it gets bedded down even further into the braincells
- then work out what I don't know and find out about as much of that as possible in the time.
- Plus along the way I hopefully identify all the things which currently I don't know I don't know about - and learn about those too!!!