The Painters Corner is a series of profusely illustrated art instruction manuals. They can be used as informal self-teaching courses by ambitious amateur artists or as textbooks and reference sources in art and design classes. Each book presents exercises intended to improve and refine students proficiency in different art subjects and media. Each title recommends artists tools and supplies as well as providing instruction in techniques. This book explains the physical principles of light, the color spectrum, and the color wheel that shows the relationships among complementary and secondary colors. Theory is then demonstrated in practical terms with instructions and illustrations of works in progress and examples of effective use of light and color in famous paintings by artists including Caspar David Friedrich, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, and many others.