I’ve written about color theory before, both here in my blog, and in various places on this site (here, for instance). I’ve been asked about where to find more information about it, and I’ve told a few fellow painters individually, but I thought it might be a good idea to share my favorite book with a broader audience.
I’ve read a few books on color theory and art techniques in general. Some of them I checked out of my local library. Others I’ve browsed at bookstores. The only book I actually own, though, is my favorite: Color Theory by Jose Maria Parramon
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about painting high-quality miniatures, or interested in art in general. The author starts with a science lesson, which very much appeals to my geeky nature. The book is thereafter arranged very practically for application of the various techniques and theories described. The illustrations are illuminating, and the explanations are clear and precise. I couldn’t praise this book more highly, and there’s nothing about it that I would change. Although it was published over 20 years ago, I haven’t read any other book written since that I would recommend over this one.