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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Light and Shade. Colour

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Light and Shade. Colour.

Light and Shade.—Materials used to represent it—pencil, chalk, charcoal—water colour and oil. Different methods of work.

Shadow and reflected light. High light and half tints. Tone. Breadth of light and shade.

Importance of shadows as to form and proportion.

Colour.—General considerations. Primary, secondary, and tertiary colours. Shades, tints, and hues.

Contrast and harmony. Qualities of colour—warm and cold—advancing and retiring.

Local colour. Influence of light and shadow. Colour of shadows.

Characteristics and selection of colours for water-colour and oil painting. Brushes and implements.

Hints on study and manipulation.