Colour makes our lives more interesting how dull it would be in a black and white world! It pleases us aesthetically, entertains us and is useful to us. This unique book aims to describe the scientific nature of colour and light, and how we see it, in an accessible and easily understandable style. The evolution of the eye, science of colour and technical visual systems are all broken down into readable chapters, with clear images and illustrations provided for reference. The book then goes on to discuss the innate tendency of humankind to produce artistic works as conceived, realised and augmented through the use of colour.
Artist Toolbox: Painting Tools & Materials is an easy-to-use guide which focuses on teaching you the fundamentals of working with paint and the tools that come with it. In Artist Toolbox: Painting Tools & Materials, artists will discover the important differences in brush styles, sizes, shapes, and types; how each brush is used to create different types of strokes; and how different types of brushes interact with various paints and supports.
The term "paint" and "surface coating" are often used interchangeably. Surface coating is the more general description of any material that may be applied as a thin continuous layer to a surface. Paints are not only used to colour surfaces and make them attractive, they can protect and extend the lifetime of the coated substrate. Paints are complex mixtures of organic and inorganic ingredients of polymer particles, pigments, extenders, diluents and additives.