Colour Dynamics

Workbook for Water Colour Painting and Colour Theory

Colour Dynamics
Angela Lord By (author)
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10.3 X 8.3 in
128 pg

ART / Color Theory


The creative, healing power of color affects us profoundly. Colour Dynamics reveals the essence of each color, renewing your ability to see the world afresh. This leads to painting from the heart of each color. You can feel with Paul Klee who said, “Color has me, color and I are one. I am a painter.”

Angela Lord invites you to deepen your grasp of color with:

— handy tips on materials and painting skills

— exercises for transforming your color experience

— inspiring themes for painting exercises, including rainbows, trees, flowers, landscapes and the four seasons

— striking experiments and painting ideas using after images, complementary colors, color circles, color enhancement, color perspective and composition for creating visual impact

— clarifying your own color insights using Goethe and Rudolf Steiner’s color theories

The author invites readers to develop their own color insights with materials and techniques, exploring colors, painting rainbows, color clashes, complementary colors, after-images, painting the color circle and complementary colors, enhancing colors, a new color circle, the interplay of light and dark, sunrise and sunset, color dynamics and composition, an overview of cooler through history, watercolor painting and the Steiner Waldorf curriculum, resources, glossary and references.

This is a useful resource for beginners, art students, painters, Waldorf teachers, art therapists, architects and interior designers. Steiner Waldorf teachers will find Colour Dynamics an up-to-date tried-and-tested educational resource.


“The clear, well-explained text leads you through a series of exercises and techniques. The beginner will enjoy the discovery of colour. Teachers and therapists will value this resource with its sparkling insights.” Anna Hubbard, Arts Foundation Course Tutor

Author Bio

Angela Lord is a painter, interior color designer, muralist, and art educator. Born and educated in Christchurch, New Zealand, following seven years of teaching in state primary schools, she became a teacher of special needs children in a Rudolf Steiner curative education school (Hohepa), developing a program for crafts and painting therapy. She studied with Gerard Wagner and received a diploma from the Goetheanum Painting School, Dornach, Switzerland. With her partner Robert Lord, she began the Colour Transformation Company, which specializes in the Lazure painting technique, interior design, and murals. She also runs an open studio for watercolor painting, the Colour Research Studio, in East Sussex, England, and has given workshops and lectures on color and art history in New Zealand and Europe. Her books include The Twelve Dancing Princesses; The White Snake (fairytales for children); Art, Aesthetics and Color: Aristotle, Aquinas and Steiner; and Colour Dynamics: Workbook for Watercolour Painting and Colour Theory.