For artists interested in using color in a new way, this two-part book offers a fresh, comprehensive approach to understanding color in painting. Part one starts with the basics and teaches, rung by rung, many concepts including color, value, and the use of red, yellow, and blue to build three-dimensional form. Tools given in part one form the foundation for part two's lessons in "temperature painting," an original method created by the author using warm and cool colors. The instructions are easy to follow, step by step, and fully illustrated with beautiful finished pieces by various artists and the author, an accomplished artist who teaches workshops nationally and whose commissioned portraits and paintings are in many private collections.
Julie Hanson, originally from Minnesota, is a well-respected artist and teacher who lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her family. She has taught workshops locally and nationally for many years.