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Munsell Student Color Set

I finally took the plunge. I’ve been trying to do color without really spending the time to do it right. It’s been quite a challenge.

Paul Foxton has been really encouraging all of his followers (devotees) to use this book to really nail the color that we see. And then he stresses using bracketing to mix the colors to match the Munsell color chips in this book.

Munsell Student Color Set

Here’s how Amazon describes this book:

Adaptable to both studio and lecture courses and appropriate for all student levels from beginner to advanced,The New Munsell Student Color Set, 5th Edition, is a complete learning package that offers opportunities for experimenting with color effects using paint, paper, and computers. A full-color interactive and experimental guidebook for understanding color in all its dimensions, it includes 11 Munsell color charts, 15 interactive charts, 12 packets of color chips, and a textbook, all designed to facilitate hands-on learning of color’s aspects and effects. The text provides a complete study of color use and color science, including extended discussion of visual perception, optical effects, and practical application of color phenomena in fine and applied art practices.

I ordered this puppy last week after I completed the Yellow Rose study. It just arrived! And I’m very excited to begin this part of my journey.

So my challenge for the next few days is really learning about hue, value and chroma. Then I will be putting the 12 packets of color chips onto the 26 charts in the correct places.

I’ll let you know how it goes…