Learn how to use color in your own unique and expressive way!Color is what you make it: sensitive, explosive, dreamlike, atmospheric, somber, cheerful. Nita Leland brings logic and intuition together to create a foundation for color selections that allow you to be more inventive, break out of old habits and experiment with new colors. Her approach eliminates time-wasting trial and error while giving you the freedom to use color in personal, meaningful and exciting ways. Features: Artwork from more than 50 contributing artists that illustrates many personal approaches to color 85 "Try It" activities that will help to develop your awareness of the colors and combinations that resonate with you Step-by-step demonstrations that show how 7 different artists choose palettes and make color decisions as they paint a range of subjects Learn to use harmonious color schemes, dynamic contrasts and compatible colors to say what you want in your art. With engaging instruction, as well as art and lessons and applicable to any medium, this book will show you how to take your work to the next level.