25 February 2019

£12.99

BC Paperback

225x225 mm

9781782216506

9781782216506

112 pages

Search Press

Abstract Acrylics

by Waltraud Nawratil

Austrian artist Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive abstract painting. The reader will learn how to use acrylics, watercolours or airbrushing, as well as natural materials such as sand, bark and leaves, to create captivating pictures full of colour and vitality.

There is a wealth of stunning abstract pieces by Waltraud which will provide inspiration for more experienced painters as well as the beginner. The book covers the variations through the seasons, teaching the reader to see the natural world with creativity and a fresh new perspective.

Book Contents

Principles

- Reflections 4

- Materials and tools 6

-- Painting surface 6
-- Painting tools and accessories 7
-- Paints 8
-- Acrylic tools 10
-- Templates found in nature 11

- Sources of inspiration 12
-- Ideas 12
-- From a photo to a painting 18

- Techniques 28

- Refining painting techniques and discovering new ones 30

Projects
-Transfer technique 33
-- Technique 34
-- "Magnolias in Spring" 37
-- "Sunshine in the Autumn Forest" 39
-- "Abstract Poppies" 41
-- Grasses by the Wayside" 423
-- Sunshine Yellow in the Forest" 45

- Spray paint technique 47
-- Technique 48
-- "Through the branches" 51
-- "Autumnal Harmony" 53
-- "Goldenrod" 55
-- "Leaf by Leaf" 57
-- "A Summer's Day in the Meadow" 61
-- "In Rank and File" 63

- Photo transfer 65
-- Technique 66
-- "Flotsam" 69
-- "Wild Magic" 71

- Painting knife technique 73
-- Technique 74
-- "Romantic Floral Dream" 77

-- "Dandelion" 79
-- "In the Shade of the Old Tree" 81
-- "Flowers and Leaves" 83

- Mixed media technique 85
-- Technique 86
-- "Like Blossoming Islands" 89
-- "Summer's Here" 91
-- "Beautiful Flowers" 93
-- "The Colours of Summer" 95
-- "Evening Primrose" 97

- Watercolour technique 99
-- Technique 100
-- "Meadow of Wild Flowers" 103
-- "In the Shade of the Forest" 105
-- "Brilliant White Flowers" 107
-- Golden Sunflowers" 109

Final words and about the author 111

Publishing details 112

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