4 Color Wheels & Concise Guide about Color: Easy Steps to Great Color
Easy Steps to Great Color includes: 4 unique color wheels - Comprehensive, Luminosity, Luster and Iridescence, and a concise, easy-to-use color guide about how to paint, combine and choose color with confidence.
Beginners: Play with color to learn color basics.
Beyond: Expand your awareness of color and light.
Learn the essentials of color theory.
Create the colors you want to make.
Develop simple, striking color combinations.
Make color glow, shine and shimmer!
With an understanding of color principles and practices, create exciting color combinations for your artwork, crafts, wardrobe, home and the many creative endeavors you enjoy!
All of these color wheels are featured in my Dance of Watercolor DVDs which are also available through juliecohnartinstruction.com.
Table of Contents inside the Color Guide
Important Words and Definitions to Know (learn about tints, shades, tone, hue, etc.)
Warm and Cool Colors and Split Primaries (use two shades of each primary color)
Making Good Use of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colors (make bright colors)
Semi-Neutrals / Wands of the Comprehensive Color Wheel (make subdued colors)
Neutrals / Center of the Comprehensive Color Wheel (make grays, bieges, near-blacks)
Commonly Used Color Schemes (learn how to select beautiful color combinations)
Simultaneous Contrast (two colors simultaneously affecting each other show unique contrasts)
Practice Your Color Knowledge (fill in cartoon drawings as you practice color combinations)
Luminosity, Luster, and Iridescence (learn properties of and how to paint natural lighting)
"Easy Steps to Great Color has changed my life! After absorbing Julie's very easy teachings in her book and on her color wheels, I can now put colors together with good results." Thank you, Julie - Phyllis
"Julie Cohn's booklet, Easy Steps to Great Color, is a crucial guide for beginners as well as more advanced painters. Beginners can easily refer to this take-along guide to assure successful color mixing whether painting plein air or in their home studios. Seasoned artists can achieve the rich complexity of color combinations by having a color wheel at their fingertips. Julies' simple explanations of color schemes will benefit anyone hoping to enhance their artistic endeavors." -Crissi Goldman
"This is an excellent, useful product! The product creator, a highly experienced artist and teacher, has written a booklet with easy to follow exercises, to learn how to play with watercolors and mix colors to capture the energy of light in your paintings." -Teri
"With several color wheel diagrams and tips for creating intriguing effects of luminosity and luster, there is a wealth of useful information in this small package for aspiring or experienced artists. I purchased several of these and have already given one as a gift to a college art student. I donated several to my local art association fine arts festival auction. They were snapped up by an artist/landscape designer and a high school art teacher. I need another kit for myself and another award-winning teacher of art." -Evalyn
"As a photographer, I find the concepts useful for combinging color and light in my images of nature."
- Jonathan Taylor