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Acrylic Painting For Dummies : For Dummies - Colette Pitcher

Acrylic Painting For Dummies

For Dummies

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Published: 31st January 2011
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Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics

Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, full color guide gives you expert instruction and simple exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles. The step-by-step projects let you practice your skill and stir your imagination -- and give you the foundation to create similar projects with your own subjects and surfaces

Get your feet (and brushes) wet -- assemble your materials, prepare your surfaces, and sort out additives and enhancers

Try out basic acrylic techniques -- work with brush strokes, control and thin your paint, experiment with textures, and use stencils

Practice design and composition principles -- mix and use color, balance elements, make changes, and pull your painting together

Imitate several kinds of styles -- use acrylic paint to mimic the effects of watercolor and oil paints

Build your repertoire -- explore texture and dimension, work with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and more

Open the book and find:

Clear step-by-step instructions with illustrations

A variety of projects and styles to suit all tastes

Quick tricks and techniques to get started painting right away

Lots of colorful paintings to inspire creativity

Helpful hints for improving your drawing skills

Full-scale projects at the end of most chapters

Exercises to jump-start your artistic passion



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    Too much detail, too soon so it becomes confusing. I put the book away and tried to find another book that was simpler.


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      Highly recommend for a person just starting to paint. It has helped me a great deal. Well written, easy to follow.




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        Introduction 1

        Part I: Getting Acquainted with Acrylics 5

        Chapter 1: Acrylics Are Awesome! 7

        Chapter 2: Setting Up Supplies: Brushes, Surfaces, and Palettes 17

        Chapter 3: All About Paints and Mediums 35

        Part II: Exploring Tricks and Techniques 47

        Chapter 4: Basic Painting and Finishing Techniques 49

        Chapter 5: Building Your Repertoire with Quick Tricks and Techniques 71

        Chapter 6: Drawn to Paint - Even if Your Drawing Skills Need Work 85

        Part III: Finding the Fun in Fundamentals 101

        Chapter 7: Taking a Quick Color Tour 103

        Chapter 8: Design of the Times: Design Elements and Principles 123

        Chapter 9: Putting the Pieces Together: Composition 143

        Part IV: Acrylic’s Versatile Styles 157

        Chapter 10: Letting It Flow: Creating a Watercolor-like Landscape 159

        Chapter 11: Laying It On Thick: Painting Like the Oil Masters 179

        Chapter 12: Thinking and Painting Abstractly 205

        Part V: Projects for Different Surfaces 235

        Chapter 13: Creating Collages and Transfers 237

        Chapter 14: Cool Projects for All Types of Surfaces 255

        Part VI: The Part of Tens 281

        Chapter 15: Ten (Plus One) Genres: Figuring Out What You Want to Paint 283

        Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Get the Creative Juices Flowing 291

        Index 295

        ISBN: 9780470444559
        ISBN-10: 047044455X
        Series: For Dummies
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 320
        Published: 22nd May 2009
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 20.32  x 1.91
        Weight (kg): 0.89
        Edition Number: 1