Painting with Colour: Introduction

This Post provides a link to the introduction to BOOK 2 of “Painting with Light and Colour“. It deals with what I have described as “body colour” and is  subivided into four PARTS:

  • Part 1: Colour and feeling (Chapter 19).
  • Part 2: Local colour interactions (Chapters 20-24)
  • Part 3: Shadows, shading and highlights (Chapters 25 -28)
  • Part 4: Concluding syntheses based on both “Painting with Colour” and “Painting with Light”( Chapters 29-31)



Three paintings

These provide illustrations of a small proportion of the subjects touched upon:

Light, colour and Chiaroscuro
Figure 1 : Colour, Light and shade : The Esplanade, Castelnau de Montmiral – Chalk pastel

Light, colour and Chiaroscuro
Figure 2 : Colour and Light : Breath Pastel No 18

Light, colour and Chiaroscuro
Figure 3 – Colour only – mixed media – Michael Kidner

List of already Posted chapters from “Painting with Light”:

Other Posts on colour and light in painting:

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3 thoughts on “Painting with Colour: Introduction”

  1. It will be a while before I have time to delve into the text but I must say how lovely it is to see the Esplanade and Breath paintings, they are a delight.

  2. This introduction sets the scene for important topics that lie ahead. I love the paintings in Figures 1, 2 and 3, all those ‘colour excitements’ and more. I look forward to reading on.

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