Catalog of the book Color and Light – A Guide for the Realist Painter – James Gurney

Color and Light A Guide for the Realist Painter James Gurney
Color and Light A Guide for the Realist Painter James Gurney
Contents
Introduction

chapter1: tradition

old masters` color
the academic tradition
open-air painting in britain
the hudson river school
plein-air movements
symbolist dreams
magazine illustration

chapter2: sources of light

direct sunlight
overcast light
window light
candlelight and firelight
indoor electric light
streetlights and night conditions
luminescence
hidden light sources

chapter3: light and form

the form principle
separation of light and shadow
cast shadows
half shadow
occlusion shadows
three-quarter lighting
frontal lighting
edge lighting
contre jour
light from below
reflected light
spotlighting
limitations of the form principle

chapter4: elements of color

rethinking the color wheel
chroma and value
local color
grays and neutrals
the green problem
gradation
tints

chapter5: paint and pigments

the search for pigments
charting pigments
lightfastness
warm underpainting
sky panels
transparency and glazing
palette arrangements
limited palettes
the mud debate

chapter6: color relationships

monochromatic schemes
warm and cool
colored light interactions
triads
color accent

chapter7: premixing

mixing color strings
gamut mapping
creating gamut masks
shapes of color schemes
mixing a controlled gamut
color scripting

chapter8: visual perception

a world without color
is moonlight blue?
edges and depth
color oppositions
color constancy
adaptation and contrast
appetizing and healing colors

chapter9: surfaces and effects

transmitted light
subsurface scattering
color zones of the face
the hair secret
caustics
specular reflections
highlights
color corona
motion blur
photos vs. observation

chapter10: atmospheric effects

sky blue
atmospheric perspective
reverse atmospheric perspective
golden hour lighting
sunsets
fog,mist,smoke,dust
rainbows
skyholes and foliage
sunbeams and shadowbeams
dappled light
cloud shadows
illuminated foreground
snow and ice
water:reflection and transparency
mountain streams
color underwater

chapter11: light`s changing show

serial painting
at the end of the day

chapter12: resources

glossary
pigment information
recommended reading
acknowledgments
index

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