This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics. It has been created as one book that will accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist.
This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics, and has been created as one book that will accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist.
Materials, Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for Today's Artist
Author: Rheni Tauchid
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
The author of the bestselling The New Acrylics provides an in-depth resource for acrylic artists with an emphasis on a variety of different paint formulas, providing side-by-side comparisons of different combinations of paint consistencies and the range of effects created. Original.
For beginning painters, this resource guide provides a series of lessons including an introduction to line, paint consistency, and color; creating dimension with drawing and painting values; and the essentials for painting still lifes, landscapes, and face and figures. Original.
Acrylics are famous for their versatility. They can be used straight from the tube to look like oil paints. They can be thinned with water or painting medium and used like traditional watercolors. Or they can be used with techniques unique to acrylics. Instructive and inspirational, this book brings together the diverse styles of seven top acrylic painters to illustrate the versatility and creative excitement of acrylics. You'll learn their tips, tricks, and techniques in 28 step-by-step demonstrations. Each artist's section ends with a brilliant gallery of finished work.
Master the basic theories and techniques of painting in acrylic
Author: Patti Mollica
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Acrylic Made Easy is a new dynamic technique and project-driven series devoted to introducing beginning and intermediate artists to the fun and engaging world of acrylic painting. With a fresh and simple approach, this debut title, Getting Started, teaches artists everything they need to know about working with acrylic paint. Beginning with an overview on a variety of tools and materials, artists will learn how to select the right brushes, palettes, paints, paper, and surfaces for their work. This introductory guide also covers various acrylic gels and mediums and how to use them with acrylic paint to achieve various effects. Getting Started also provides artists with an overview of basic color theory and how to mix colors effectively, plan a composition, and achieve proper perspective. Additionally, fine artists will learn a range of basic painting techniques, such as creating washes, drybrushing, stippling, scumbling, and more. Expert artist Patti Mollica provides tips and techniques for creating an array of textures, building up layers, and adding details. Through a collection of approachable step-by-step projects artists will be able to put their newfound acrylic skills to use, starting with initial sketches and culminating in final works of art. Subject matter ranges from landscapes, to still life, to portraits, and more. Covering a wide range of content, subject matter, and techniques, for beginning and intermediate artists alike will find Getting Started a valuable resource for their art library. With inspiration, instruction, and professional tips and tricks on virtually every page, this full-color book is the perfect resource for acrylic artists.
The Complete Guide to Working with Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache, and Casein
Author: Stephen Quiller
Screen printing. What is it, anyway? Every craft fair features silk-screened T-shirts, totes, jackets, linens, emblazoned with cool artwork and clever sayings. But... How did those images get there? And, more importantly, how can you create great items like those? Here's how! Screen Your Stuff is a fun, easy-on-the-eyes introduction to screen printing. Anyone can do it, honest! Authors Marion Lévy and Véronique Georgelin, co-creators of the maisongeorgette line of printed linens, offer materials lists, recipes for mixing paint colours, step-by-steps for creating stencils and a calm, reassuring tone. There are even design templates to photocopy and use! Yes! Get out those plain shirts, those plain sheets, those plain totes... And turn them into something great. All you need is a little help from Screen Your Stuff!
Artist and teacher David Webb shares his expertise to provide comprehensive guidance for anyone painting in watercolour, from beginners up. How-to techniques are at the heart of the book and feature detailed explanations and demonstrations that will get you progressing fast, with a real understanding of the medium. Originally published: as Complete watercolour. London: Quarto Press, 2016.
The Art of Painting in Acrylic is ideal for artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills. The book features a range of techniques and valuable step-by-step instruction for working with this classic medium.
Artist's Painting Techniques is your practical guide to learning how to bring out your inner artist with a wide range of painting styles, whether you want to learn how to use acrylics, watercolors, or oil paints. With progression in mind, this master class will teach you the basic principles of painting and then inspire you to move on to new challenges and create masterpieces of your own. It explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used along the way, but lets you develop your artistic skills on your own terms rather than providing a series of steps to be followed. Whether you are a beginner wanting to take up a new hobby or an experienced artist who wants to expand your horizons and learn new styles, Artist's Painting Techniques will set you on your path to creativity.
Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner
Author: Adrian Burrows
Painting is one of the most rewarding ways of expressing yourself. It sparks creativity, engages the imagination and relaxes you, reducing stress levels and leaving you feeling mentally clear and calm. Most people assume that the ability to paint is a skill you either have or you don't, so although they would like to paint they lack the confidence to do so. But painting can be readily learned with the right teacher to guide you, and a clear approach and encouraging voice are often all that's needed to get you on the right track. That's where this book, Acrylics, comes in. Adrian Burrows is an enthusiastic and accomplished artist and teacher who explains the fundamentals of painting with acrylics in a helpful and accessible manner. Adrian shows you what you need in terms of tools and materials, and explains and illustrates all the basic techniques. Ten step-by-step tutorials, covering a variety of subjects, then put these techniques into action. Each tutorial is broken down into stages, with clear instructions and photographs for readers to follow, plus plenty of helpful tips and troubleshooting advice. There are also special features on painting trees, skies and figures.
Discover Simple Step-by-step Techniques for Painting an Array of Flowers and Plants
Author: David Lloyd Glover,Varvara Harmon,James Sulkowski,Judy Leila Schafers
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
With helpful artist tips and easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of flowers, The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic will teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic.
Complete Guide to the New Generation of Acrylic Paints
Author: Rheni Tauchid
The acrylics of today have grown into the most adaptable art material of the modern age. Focusing on a popular art medium that has been around for over 50 years, The New Acrylics illustrates how artists can create lush textures, color, and luster with the modern acrylics readily available in any art supply store. These are nontoxic, environmentally sound, and exist in the most dazzling array of chemical formats—from the most fluid to the highly viscous. Not only do artists paint with acrylics these days, they can create rich metallic effects, or even 3-dimensional sculptures. Traditional technique based books on acrylics cover traditional methods of painting. However, The New Acrylics is geared toward more nonconventional ways in which to manipulate modern-day acrylics, and demonstrates new applications such as glazing, textured effects, soft sculpture effects, or staining, thus reinventing the old way of handling acrylics, and revealing a fabulous new artistic medium. The underlying theme of this dazzling and sophisticated book is to encourage artists to interpret and handle acrylic paints in a vibrant, fresh, and above all, individualistic style.