AcrylicWorks--The Best of Acrylic Painting. Ideas and by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

A tribute to the expressiveness of modern-day artists and the excellent versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks positive aspects 126 modern masterpieces. This attractive assortment covers quite a lot of types and matters from intimate pics and ultra-realistic flora and fauna work to sweeping landscapes and impressive abstracts. Captions exhibit the original artistic tale in the back of every piece and provide guidance and methods from best acrylic artists.

Arguable no different medium bargains this kind of breadth of artistic possibilities, from obvious veils of colour to juicy impasto strokes. Acrylics let artists the liberty to maneuver from layer to layer speedy and intuitively, with out looking ahead to paint to dry...or, whilst used with ingredients, time to paintings the paint for wet-into-wet purposes. mixed with coloured pencil, oil, college, gels, pastes, and a wealth of different complementary mediums, the possibilities for texture and experimentation are never-ending. The results—as you will see...

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I enjoy combining realism, pop and messaging in my work. The message aspect comes from twenty-five years as a creative guy in advertising. This piece took me just under 300 hours to complete using the grid system. Prairie Dog, Scott Glaser Acrylic on canvas, 24" × 18" (61cm × 46cm) I love portraiture. I don’t call them portraits, I call them personalities. It’s not about anatomy, bone structure, epidermis or skin tone—it’s about the inner being. And that’s how I approach every piece I create. Whether it’s a person, pet, piano or piece of popcorn, it’s about personality.

The two main categories of style, realism and abstraction, were not enough for this task. g. people, landscapes, animals, still life and objects, architecture). There was an abundance of fabulous images in every category to choose from. In all cases I favored a visible collaboration between artist and medium allowing the medium to show through the imagery. Additionally I looked for a combination of technical skill, unique viewpoint, well-composed arrangement, distinctive spatial qualities and interesting subject matter.

But with my favorite subject—animals—I’m more controlled. I’ll break out my 0 liner brush and paint every scale, speck, shadow and highlight by hand. I use at least six layers of color, each layer still painted bit by bit. It seems tedious, but the seemingly insignificant details make them so real, and that’s what makes it so enjoyable for me. Ivy, Cara Bevan Acrylic on birch panel, routered edges, 141⁄4" × 91⁄2" (36cm × 24cm) It’s the most enigmatic creatures that catch your eye. You admire their prowess and are humbled to be in their presence.

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