...If you have read "Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green" also by Wilcox, this is the de facto companion volume. In this he lays out systematically the various color schemes available to the artist and uses examples of great art to teach each scheme. Furthermore he analyzes each scheme in relation to the palette he teaches in "Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green." If, like me, you are a convert and use this particular palette, the analyses of the color scheme choices is so helpful that it literally revolutionizes the way you will be able to simplify your color choices.
The main thing is that one should first get a copy of "Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green.' If you are detrermined to go straight for this book, the color swatches from "Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green" are reproduced in the back of the book.
...If I was stranded on an island, this would be one of the books I would like to have. Mr. Wilcox analysis of paintings by many of the great masters is inspirational and helpful. He teaches colour harmony through the use of a limited palette and discusses how many of the great paintings were painted using this method.
I don't know of any other art books (and I have read many) that accomplishes what this one does - teaches you to use color in a concise and planned way in order to paint beautiful and harmonious paintings. Diana Lakes