Book Review: Color and Light A Guide for the Realist Painter

This book, by James Gurney (creator of Dinotopia) is the book I recommend to any of my students who are thinking about tackling color – especially if they are moving on to acrylic or oil painting. It has some sections that are helpful even if you’re working in graphite or another black/white medium. This is a pretty thorough book, that will help you get into the mindset of an artist, and I recommend it even if you are attending art school- because it goes into specifics on issues that often are covered in more commercial artistry than academic art settings. You can pick up a copy here, or many other online retailers:


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March 6, 2020