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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback plus 12 outline tracings
  • Publication: 22 December 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213987
  • Stock: 2 in stock
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (2 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £12.99
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Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner

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by Charles Evans

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Book Description

If you have ever wanted to learn to paint, but lacked the confidence to start, then Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you.

A comprehensive course in landscape painting with acrylics by popular author and tutor Charles Evans. Charles' no-nonsense techniques and engaging writing style bring acrylic painting within the grasp of anyone keen to get started in this versatile and popular medium.

The book begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to use acrylics with different painting styles. There are six full step-by-step painting projects ranging from simple skies to snowy landscapes with horses, each of which is supported by additional exercises and techniques.

The step-by-step projects allow aspiring artists to put into practice their new-found skills, and produce six stunning paintings of their own, in a range of styles. A pull-out outline drawing is provided for every project, and Charles shows how to transfer these onto the painting surface. Charles' accessible and irreverent style makes learning to paint with acrylics easy and fun.

Take the first step to painting with acrylics with this easy-to-follow course on producing fantastic artworks quickly and easily. 

Charles Evans' expert practical advice and simple step-by-step approach will quickly get you painting. With practical and clear advice on using acrylics with oil and watercolour techniques, and a variety of subjects, this is an invaluable guide for any aspiring artist.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Materials
Easy drawing for painting
Light and shade
Getting started
Painting in the watercolour style
Step-by-step project: Sunlit field
Painting in the oil style
Step-by-step project
Step-by-step project: Woodland on paper
Painting buildings and rocks
Step-by-step project: Buildings
Painting water
Step-by-step project: Waterfall on paper
Painting animals
Step-by-step project: Horses in snow
Index

 

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About the Author

About Charles Evans

Charles Evans is one of the UK's leading painters, well-known from his long-running TV series and for his art classes, which are held all over the UK. After a conventional school education Charles entered and spent many years in the catering trade, eventually taking a break to study at Lincoln College of Art. He then joined the Royal Air Force. Following several years in the military, Charles resumed his civilian life in catering, owning bistros and contract catering companies, before turning back to art around thirty years ago. Charles made over two hundred television programmes on art for the Tyne Tees television company, then for the Discovery Channel.

Charles has written several books for Search Press, and now also represents Daler-Rowney as their main demonstrator. His exuberant and informal personality is reflected in his paintings, which have a lightness and simplicity that many artists aspire to.

Charles lives in Morpeth, Northumberland, UK. 

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The Leisure Painter

February 2018

For those wanting to try acrylics but nervous of starting a new medium, Charles Evan's Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner will be just what you need. Popular artist and tutor, Charles has an engaging style of painting and writing that makes it all seem so easy. There's advice on drawing for painting, composition, perspective, light and shade, colour and different painting styles. The main part of the book comprises six step-by-step projects for you to work through, as well as extra exercises and techniques as appropriate. A pull-out outline drawing for every project is provided, which does the hard work for you so you can simply get on with the painting.

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