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The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques
A Unique Visual Directory of Acrylic Painting Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them. 2017 edition Encyclopedias
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.
This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists - both amateurs and veterans - develop their own acrylic style.
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An updated version of the successful book, which appeared in 2008. It provides an A-Z of acrylic techniques forming a concrete background to acrylic painting. If you wish to learn skills and techniques, this is the book for you. It is not a teach you how to paint book. The immense amount of illustrations by different artists and step-by-step demonstrations help you to acquire the knowledge of how acrylics work and what can be done with them. Acrylics are very versatile and can be used in many ways. You will learn just about all there is know on the subject from scumbling, glazing, resists and so much more. * Karen Platt *