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Evergreen artist writes the book on color use

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By Sandy Barnes

An artist with more than 30 years experience, Evergreen resident David Cuin has a vivid sense of reflected his creations.
To help others use color effectively, Cuin has written a book titled "Take Control of Color," which will be launched at Hearthfire Books in Bergen Park this Thursday, Feb. 28.
"'Take Control of Color' brings together in one place all the mainstream, color-related information that artists and artisans alike need to know to use color to build the drama in their work," said Cuin. "It reveals how we see color and the emotional effects is has on us."
Readers can learn what colors to use and how to place them in their work, he said.
"This is really about how to use color," he said.
While other books on color theory abound, Cuin said his offers a comprehensive overview that can benefit crafts people as well as artists.
A native of England who divides his time between Evergreen and the Cotswolds in his homeland, Cuin creates watercolor paintings that blend his artistic skills with his professional background in architecture.
A sampling of his paintings can be found in Cuin's book, along with artistic works of others as examples of color use.
"Color enlivens our world and lifts our spirits," Cuin writes in the introduction to his book.
Within its chapters, the book describes the nature and importance of color and how to understand its effects.
Cuin also has worked extensively in the art of fused glass, which he explores in the book's chapter "Color for All Mediums."
In addition to painting, Cuin teaches art classes and has attended workshops with noted American watercolorists, including Tom Lynch, who endorsed his book.
"This book will provide the definitive answer to any question on color and should be required reading for any art student," states Lynch.
Cuin's book signing will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Hearthfire Books.
The book can be purchased at www.davidcuinart.com or by e-mailing david@davidcuinart.com.

Contact Sandy Barnes at sandy@evergreenco.com or call 303-350-1042.