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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 11 October 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800923287
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 215x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 640
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: £16.99
  • Series: Complete Guide

Complete Guide to Acrylics


All the essential techniques and skills you need by Lorena Kloosterboer

Book Description

Every painting technique explained and demonstrated, plus everything you need to know about paints, additives, brushes, papers, canvases, colour palettes, colour mixing, composition, and more.

'This is the ultimate resource guide for acrylic painters.' The Leisure Painter

This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics, and has been created to accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist. With expert advice and step-by-step guidance in a wide range of techniques, this is an indispensable resource for beginning artists, students, and experienced painters alike.

Drawing on the expertise of master painters from around the world, Complete Guide to Acrylics covers every aspect of working in acrylics in detail, from materials and mediums to tools and techniques. It is also a very practical approach, brimming with demonstrations to explain and reinforce the essential skills, and offering useful insights into all stages of the creative process.

Accompanied by a wealth of images, and with a useful reference section with technical data and notes on commissions, selling and exhibiting, this is the ultimate desktop resource for artists, students, and hobbyists alike.

Previously published as Complete Guide to Acrylics (9781782215745).

Table of Contents

Chapter One: About Acrylic Paint
Different types of acrylic
Comparison to other paints
Top 10 brands of acrylic paint
How to read a paint label
How to make your own acrylic paints
Mediums & additives
Keeping acrylics workable
Metallic paints
Chapter Two: Equipment
Beginner's guide to art supply shopping
Set up
Visual tools
Special effects tools
Brush shapes
Palette knives & shapers
Different types of canvas
Stretching & mounting
Art panels
Surface preparation
The artist studio
Chapter Three: The foundation
Colour theory
Different brands, different colours
Choosing colours
What do you want to say?
Size and dimensions
How to make a good reference
Order of work
Transferring images
Chapter Four: Acrylic painting techniques
Mixing colours
Painting whites
Painting greys
Painting blacks
Mixing acrylics with other paints
Watercolour effects
Oil effects
Alla prima
Lettering & fine lines
Hard edges vs. soft edges
Squeegee/roller brush
Texture effects
Chapter Five: The airbrush
The tool: The airbrush & compressor
Acrylic airbrush inks
Mediums & supports
Stencils & masks
Other tools
Airbrush techniques
Chapter Six: Be a pro
Rules of ethical behaviour
Entering competitions/exhibits
Art community
Consistency in art
Finding a title for your painting
Keeping records
Photographing your work
Shipping your artwork and reproductions
Social media & tuition
Index & credits

About the Author

About Lorena Kloosterboer

Lorena Kloosterboer is an internationally acclaimed Dutch-Argentine artist, whose award-winning artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in numerous countries. Her paintings have been published in leading international art magazines, museum catalogs, and art books. Lorena Kloosterboer currently lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. For more of Loren'a work visit www.art-lorena.com to see more of her art.

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