This unique new book examines the realist painter’s most fundamental tools: color and light. The book bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge, providing useful information about sources of light, color relationships, pigments, backyard optics, visual perception, surfaces and effects, and atmospheric conditions.

According to Spectrum, “This book slices though the confusing and often contradictory dogma about color with laser-like precision and backs it all up with some astonishing examples of Gurney’s own paintings as well as with a welcome (if brief) survey of underappreciated masters who perfected how light reveals form and content.”

Over 300 illustrations in full color.

Signed by the author.

Order Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter 224 pages, softcover, 9 x 10.5 inches @ $24.99