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  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BE Spiral bound
  • Publication: 29 May 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446308196
  • Stock: 24 in stock
  • Hurt Stock: £5.00 (6 available)
  • Size: 148x210 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £9.99
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3000 Color Mixing Recipes: Watercolor


The ultimate practical reference to watercolor mixes and dilutions by Julie Collins

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Book Description

This book is a practical and inspirational manual that shows you a huge range of colour mixes in watercolour. The aim of the book is to encourage you to get to know colours well and be motivated to explore and experiment with colour. Use the book as a handy reference when you want to know how to mix a specific colour, or as a catalogue of inspiration when seeking ideas to try in your work. The handy colour viewing card included can be used to view each colour swatch in isolation. This will help sharpen your perception of the colour or allow you to pinpoint a specific shade to use in your own work.

About the Author

About Julie Collins

Julie Collins studied Fine Art at the University of Reading and has been an artist, writer and teacher since then. She has written a number of colour mixing guides and artists’ problemsolving books and also writes for The Artist magazine. She works from her studio in Hampshire, UK, where she explores her passion for painting, drawing and crafts.

Julie has received numerous prestigious awards for her painting, including from the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal West of England Academy and ING Discerning Eye. Julie was elected a Member of the Society of Women Artists and on to the SWA Council in 2022.

Julie is also the author of Colour Demystified, published by Search Press in 2021, which has sold over 9k copies to date.


Crafts Beautiful

Sharpen your perception of colour and experiment with different shades using Julie Collins' practical and inspirational manual 3000 Color Mixing Recipes. Not only can it be used as a catalogue of creativity when seeking ideas to try in your own work, but it's also a handy reference for when you want to know how to mix a specific colour, whether you're using watercolour, oil, acrylic gouache or ink. Containing information on colour theory, materials and top tips, this guide is a must for any keen artist looking to expand their palette. 

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