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Complete Guide to Acrylics
All the Essential Techniques and Skills You Need. Complete Guide
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. With expert advice and step-by-step guidance in a wide range of techniques, this is an indispensable resource for beginning artists, students, and experienced painters alike.
Drawing on the expertise of master painters from around the world, Complete Guide to Acrylics covers every aspect of working in acrylics in detail, from materials and mediums to tools and techniques. It is also a very practical approach, brimming with demonstrations to explain and reinforce the essential skills, and offering useful insights into all stages of the creative process.
Accompanied by a wealth of images, and with a useful reference section with technical data and notes on commissions, selling and exhibiting, this is the ultimate desktop resource for artists, students, and hobbyists alike.
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Techniques, tools of the trade, materials, expert tips, sep-by-step photos and examples of work make this comprehensive resource a must for all painters interested in using acrylics. 65 techniques are included. This book was previously published in 2015. Please note that included in the techniques are methods like 'applying gesso', 'making a wet palette' so they are not all actual painting techniques. Some of the techniques are step-by-step. They are useful for beginners and also include some advanced techniques such as pouring, grisaille, glazing, decalcomania and airbrush. In Form and Surface, she covers still life and capturing the surface of objects such as wood, fabric, flowers, skin, glass, animal hair, painting landscapes and water and so on. There is a superb step-by-step of painting a portrait and another of plaited hair. For advanced artists there is a chapter called 'Be a Pro'. Unfortunately instead of taking the artist into the next level to explore skills and push the boundaries, this is a rather mundane chapter on giving your art a title, signing it, framing it and photographing it. The book is filled with colour reproductions of Lorena's art and that of others. I was disappointed that in the 'Keeping Acrylics Workable' section there was no mention of Atelier Interactive, which are my acrylics of choice because you don't need retarders or wet palettes. In other respects this book is comprehensive no matter what your budget, the author presents options in materials, in fact there are 45 pages given to this section alone. This book is great for building skills, no matter whether you are a beginner or more confident painter. * www.yarnsandfabrics.co.uk * January 2018
This new edition of Lorena Kloosterboer's Complete Guide to Acrylics, takes an in depth look at how to paint with acrylics, covering every aspect of the medium, from paints, brushes and supports to additives and colour mixing. Lorena goes on to show you what to do with them, with inspiring step-by-step projects and demonstrations, as well as information on comissions, exhibiting and selling. This is the ultimate resource guide for acrylic painters. * The Leisure Painter *