Acrylic Innovation. Styles and Techniques Featuring 84 by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

Acrylic is usually used instead for oil paint or watercolor, however the actual gold mine is in permitting the medium freedom to do what it does top. This booklet exhibits how cutting-edge artists are doing precisely that. it is loaded with unique paintings and necessary perception from sixty four artists, highly varied in types and matters, each one utilizing acrylic in detailed how you can create expressive and private art.

  • 64 artists supply their person principles, methods and inspirations for operating with acrylic paints
  • 29 types, starting from photorealism to minimum colour box and every little thing in among, are explored via artist profiles, paintings and boundary-breaking "challenges" that supply dynamic beginning issues on your personal art
  • 29 step by step demonstrations illustrate acrylic-driven suggestions you could take immediately in your paintings, together with college and assemblage, opposite portray, printmaking, unintentional stenciling, operating with metal combinations and more

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    Acrylic Innovation. Styles and Techniques Featuring 84 Visionary Artists

    Acrylic is frequently used in its place for oil paint or watercolor, however the genuine gold mine is in permitting the medium freedom to do what it does top. This e-book indicates how trendy artists are doing precisely that. it is loaded with unique paintings and invaluable perception from sixty four artists, tremendously diversified in types and topics, each one utilizing acrylic in detailed how one can create expressive and private paintings.

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    The simplified and elegant background keeps the focus on the figures and narrative. More Variations • Use your own personal stories to paint scenes depicting memorable moments. Take liberties and change, rearrange and re-create to paint your ideal version. Paint yourself into new scenes you desire or fear. Using childhood photographs, replace figures or backgrounds with new ones. Change color palettes. • Experiment with arrangements of multiple figures. Cut out figures, using a photocopier to reduce and enlarge for a variety of sizes.

    Larger quantities of whiting or opaque components make pastes. Adding materials such as pumice, glass beads, metal and fiber can make unusual gels. Any of these products can be used as a ground to change the painting surface, when applied as a first layer to customize and change the surface absorbency, texture or color. • Acrylic products are compatible with each other. Any acrylic product can be combined together while wet to create new mixtures and hybrids. Gels, mediums and pastes can all be mixed together.

    Want new motivation? Desiring new tips and techniques? Just flip through the twenty-nine styles in this book ranging from photorealism to minimal color field and everything in between. Read how other artists have taken the journey to create unique and personal art, offering advice and gems from their own experience and encouraging artists to invent, not replicate. An artist’s process can be viewed both mentally (the idea) and physically (the technique). A visionary artist develops and combines both to create a personal vision and unique art.

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