1500 Color Mixing Recipes – Walter Foster


The definitive colour-mixing resource for oil and acrylic artists, Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic includes colour mixing charts that list each colour needed to create a combination and painting instructions in a handy, portable size.

Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 450 colour combinations:

Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Sunflower Yellow.”
Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“8”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture.
Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint colour.
Mix the colour.

It’s that easy! You’ll also learn about colour theory, colour value mixing, complementary colours, greying colour naturally, and mixing portrait colours.


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Author / Artist Information

William F. Powell was an internationally recognized artist and one of America’s foremost colourists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student’s Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. He was professionally involved in fine art, commercial art, and technical illustrations for more than 45 years. His experience as an art instructor included oil, watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, and pastel—with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. He also authored several art instruction books, including several popular Walter Foster titles. As a renowned master of colour, Bill conducted numerous “Color Mixing and Theory” workshops in various cities throughout the U.S. His expertise in colour theory also led him to write and illustrate several articles and an educational series of 11 articles entitled “Color in Perspective” for a national art magazine. Additionally, he performed as an art consultant for national space programs and several artist’s paint manufacturers. Bill’s work also included the creation of background sets for films, model making, animated cartoons, and animated films for computer mockup programs. He produced instructional painting, colour mixing, and drawing art videos.

MEDIUM: Acrylic, Oil, Painting

SERIES: Color Mixing Recipes

FORMAT: Paperback

SIZE: 6.125 in x 9.5in / 155.57mm x 241.3 mm

PUBLISHED: June 22, 2021

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 10 cm
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