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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 10 November 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215967
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques

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A unique visual directory of acrylic painting techniques, with guidance on how to use them by Hazel Harrison

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Book Description

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia of acrylic painting by professional artist Hazel Harrison.

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison.

Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.

This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own acrylic style.

Table of Contents

Introducing acrylics
Techniques
Blending
Broken Colour
Brushwork
Building Up
Charcoal and Acrylic
Collage
Colour Mixing
Colour Grounds
Dry Brush
Extruded Paint
Glazing
Grounds
Impasto
Ink and Acrylic
Knife Painting
Line and Wash
Masking
Mediums
Monochrome Techniques
Monoprint
Oil and Acrylic
Opaque Techniques
Palette
Pastel and Acrylic
Pencil and Acrylic
Scraping
Scumbling
Sgraffito
Spattering
Stencilling
Supports
Texturing
Transparent Techniques
Underdrawing
Underpainting
Wax Resist
Watercolour and Acrylic
Wet into Wet
Themes
Landscape
Buildings and townscapes
The figure
Animals
Still life
Abstraction and fantasy
Index and credits

About the Author

About Hazel Harrison

Hazel Harrison is a practising artist who works in all painting media, often using her own photographs as a source of reference. She studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London. Hazel lives in a small village in the Peak District, and divides her time between painting and writing art instruction books.

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The New Zealand Artist (Jan/Feb 2019)

Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, form basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.

This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists, both amateurs and veterans, develop their own acrylic style. 


Karen Platt

An updated version of the successful book, which appeared in 2008. It provides an A-Z of acrylic techniques forming a concrete background to acrylic painting. If you wish to learn skills and techniques, this is the book for you. It is not a teach you how to paint book. The immense amount of illustrations by different artists and step-by-step demonstrations help you to acquire the knowledge of how acrylics work and what can be done with them. Acrylics are very versatile and can be used in many ways. You will learn just about all there is know on the subject from scumbling, glazing, resists and so much more. 

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