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Painting with Acrylics

SKU: SPR48-0100

Arnold Lowrey presents a lively, inspirational introduction to acrylics which illustrates the versatility and beauty of this wonderful medium.

Acrylic paint is easy to use, it dries quickly and many different effects can be created from washes and glazes to exciting textural finishes. It is an ideal medium for anyone starting to paint, but it also offers challenges to the more experienced artist because of its quick drying properties and versatility. Watercolor and oil painting techniques can be used, either on their own, or combined to create paintings full of depth, mood and atmosphere, and there is the added benefit that the paints are water-soluble. Using over 100 step-by-step photographs in a sequence of simple demonstrations, Arnold shows how to paint landscapes, seascapes and buildings, and he also illustrates how to change daylight into night and sunlight into mist using transparent glazing effects. With his help you can create sparkling pictures full of life, atmosphere and depth.

Book Contents

  • Introduction
  • Materials
  • Using Colour
  • Getting Started
  • Misty Mountains (step by step - watercolor technique)
  • Seascape (step by step - oil technique, impasto)
  • The Grand Canal, Venice (step by step, mixed techniques: thick and thin)
  • Misty Harbour (step by step - glazing with white)
  • Rocks in a Landscape (step by step - using pastes and gels)
  • Index

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