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Go beyond the color wheel and unlock the potential of your oil painting palette with this unique and informative guide by an award-winning painter. More than any other single tool at your artistic disposal, color has the potential to command the eye, quicken the pulse and elicit a response from your viewer. In this engaging and unique color workshop, Vicki McMurry offers insight for artists of every level. McMurry starts with basic principles, from selecting a palette to designing with color. She then explores concepts like mother colors, transition colors, the corner theory and much more. Learn to create a personal color palette as unique as your fingerprint and capture a full range of atmospheres, from light and airy to moody and pensive. McMurry offers guiding principles, such as using temperature and value to make colors sing, as well as practical tips on everything from working with white to troubleshooting paintings for common color shortcomings.