Color and Light
A Guide for the Realist Painter
James Gurney, New York Times bestselling author and artist of the
Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism
with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A
Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two
of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light
bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge.
Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the
use of colour and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the
properties of colour and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric
effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about
colour, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary,
pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an
indispensible tool for any artist.
About The Author
James Gurney's unique blending of fact and fantasy has won Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. His work has been featured in one-man exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the U.S. embassies in Switzerland and Yemen. He lives with his wife, Jeanette, in the Hudson Valley of New York State.