Rich illustrated book offers beginning and experienced artists step-by-step advice on how to analyse colours of nature, choose and mixing the right colours, create effective colour schemes, and apply colour with expressiveness and creativity. Also includes a wealth of pointers on observing local and atmospheric colour, studying colour perspective, developing an accurate eye for colour, and rending colours of such common subjects as trees, skies, clouds, water, sunrises and sunsets, faces, figures, and more. Enhanced with works by such masters as Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, and Edward Hopper. A comprehensive source of information for amateurs and professionals alike. 148 illustrations, 128 in colour.