AcrylicWorks 2. Radical Breakthroughs by Jamie Markle

By Jamie Markle

"Acrylics let me to be fearless." —Rhonda Franks, p88

A show off of the flexibility of the medium and what is being performed with it this day, AcrylicWorks 2 beneficial properties wonderful work from a hundred+ of ultra-modern best artists. jam-packed with radical ideas, satisfied injuries and never-ending chances, this second quantity of the simplest of Acrylic portray makes a speciality of how artists accomplice with acrylics for step forward discoveries and breakout effects.

  • More than one hundred twenty five work from a hundred+ modern artists
  • Artist insights at the whys and hows in the back of the paintings
  • A exciting number of types and methods, from intentional ways to wildly improvisational brushstrokes
  • Diverse matters, together with landscapes, humans, nonetheless lifes, animals and abstracts
  • Acrylic paint permits the artist to play with textures, splashes, drippings, quite a few instruments and brushes...all the whereas unhindered by way of drying time. It bargains the facility to paintings a portray rainy or...

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    With large, lively and spontaneous brushstrokes like a mosaic, my work fits perfectly in the radical breakthroughs theme. I love painting marine scenes because as in real life, they offer periods of calm, activity, softness and fulfillment. Another Crossroads Darien Bogart Acrylic on panel 30" × 80" diptych (76cm × 203cm) The process begins with a long hike, bottle of water, sketch pad and camera. All of my landscape work is derived from my experience in nature. I take many pictures, inspired notes and sketches.

    I always try to mix the color just a little lighter than I want to compensate for the slightly darker color shift. Winter Contemplation John Walker Acrylic on board 16" × 12" (41cm × 30cm) Given the weather we had last winter, it wasn’t surprising to see warm, fur-trimmed hats everywhere. My model wore this one to the studio and I took some quick photos. With his faraway stare and hand on chin, he conveyed an attitude of deep thought that I wanted to capture. I started underpainting with glazes of paint mixed with matte medium.

    Faces of Summer Jo-Ann Hunt Acrylic on canvas 18" × 36" (46cm × 91cm) This new series was unplanned. It was as if an unconscious force was guiding my hand as the paint leapt off the brush onto the canvas. For the first time I’d suspended the logical, overthinking, analytical part of my brain and was painting just for the heck of it. Because I placed no expectation on myself that these paintings would work or that they’d be seen by another soul outside my studio walls, I just relaxed and had fun with them.

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