Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium
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- All-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques
- Create stunning visual effects and textures
- Hardcover; spiral bound; 128 pages
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Liberate Your Creativity with Acrylic Paints!
Acrylic Revolution is your essential, all-in-one guide for acrylic painting techniques and more. It features over 101 ways to break through the boundaries of conventional painting and re-define the creative potential of this all-purpose medium.
Every page provides insight on how to use acrylic paint in ways you never thought possible to create stunning visual effects and textures. Ten complete sections detail a range of empowering applications, including how to:
- Prepare and paint on virtually any surface
- Create textures of all kinds
- Work with transfers, collage, resists and mixed media
- Achieve innovative stenciling and line work
- Customize your paint to adjust thickness, transparency and drying time
- Simulate other mediums, such as oil, tempera or watercolor
- Create faux finishes, magical effects, sheens and more
To give you additional insight and inspiration, this book features a gallery of finished works by fellow painting revolutionaries that blend various acrylic techniques to create amazing effects. You'll also find practical advice that covers the basics and beyondfrom selecting materials and cleaning your brushes to finishing and preserving your artwork. There's even a complete glossary of terms for fast and easy referencing.
Pick up a brush and start your own acrylic revolution today! Use the techniques in this book to free your creative spirit and create the paintings you've always dreamed of.
About the Author
Nancy Reyner has been a technical consultant and professional instructor for Golden Artist Colors, Inc. for the past 8 years, teaching artists techniques and tricks with acrylic paints. Nancy has had numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally. While living in New York City she created costumes and sets for Broadway and off-Broadway theater and film (including a Madonna film), coordinated public arts programs for New York State, and directed and performed with the Ragabash Puppet Theater. Nancy was selected for a two-year painting and drawing residency for the City of Phoenix, and is now a Santa Fe, NM resident, where she has lived for the past 15 years.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is fabulous if you want to expand your technical know how or simply transfer your knowledge to other supports than paper and canvas.
For example: Technique 33, layering textures to create depth: putting down a half inch of soft gel is a lot of gel, these tubs are not cheap. Once I applied the gel I found that a lot of ridges were created from the knife. Were these ridges part of the picture or was there a way to smooth them out? When applying the paint on top of the gel I found that the brush became glooped with loads of gel, making it difficult to paint. Was the gel supposed to dry to a semi wet state or was the paint application to happen right after I applied the gel? These are questions I had no answer to. I have since tried this my own way without most of the gel and painting on a semi dry surface and it worked very well.
The author supposes that very experienced painters are reading her instructions and will know what to do. However, I am an intermediate painter and I need these missing instructions and steps.
I also noticed that only Golden Paints were shown in the illustrations. Now, Golden Paints are excellent and I use them mostly myself, but it seemed as though this was a Golden Paint book and not a disinterested party.
It is a good book for ideas but the instructions are not as good as other books I have tried.
One drawback to using this book is the spiral bound hard cover format which makes it clumsy to use since the book must remain open when read. Consequently it takes up an enormous amount of space (19" x 11") on your desk or work surface.
Most recent customer reviews
I liked acrylic illuminations so much by this author that I bought this one too. This one feels like it's what I should have bought first a little more of the basics. Read morePublished 12 months ago by jennifer
This book is so fun! Great information on how to use various mediums. Love, it, love it! Full colour, full details, easy to follow.No special art skills required. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2013 by Karen