Oil Painting with Colour and Light

Miscellaneous links mentioned in class:

Online version of the Munsell exercise (click picture to start):

Pigment Database. Click on a colour to got to pigment information listed by pigment code.

Compilation of out-of-copyright books on painting, colour etc., available for free download:

Google Art Project. Click on "Collections", "Artists" or "Artworks", pick a work, and zoom in to your heart's content!

Hundreds of free pdfs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including major catalaogues of Vermeer, Velasquez, Ingres, Seurat, and many others.

Similar collection of free pdfs from the Getty Institute

Good online source of technical information on oil painting media, permanence, etc:

James Gurney's blog on painting and colour

Two original texts on painting in layers:

Bardwell, Thomas, 1756. The practice of painting and perspective made easy.
(flesh painting pp. 13-21, draperies pp. 23-34).

Templeton, 1845. The guide to oil painting (see "Methods of applying the colours", pp. 36-67).

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