Acrylic Painting for Dummies

By Colette Pitcher

  • Release Date : 2011-01-31
  • Genre : Art & Architecture
  • FIle Size : 89.53 MB
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Acrylic Painting for Dummies 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