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Instruction for Beginners - Results Like a Pro
You can learn to paint with skill and confidence. Lee Hammond makes painting with acrylics accessible and fun with sound guidance, practical tips and encouraging advice.
As Lee explains, the magic of acrylic painting is in the layers. Painting in layers makes it easy to block out shapes, add details and cover mistakes. Just follow along step by step, and in no time you'll be painting a variety of beautiful subjects so realistic and detailed no one will believe you're just a beginner.
Starting with the basics, Lee's masterful instruction includes:
Help with choosing brushes, paints and other materials
Easy methods for thinning paint, mixing colors and preparing surfaces
Visual explanations of color and composition
Close-up instruction for getting the details just right, including textures, shading, reflections, highlights and skin tones
40 step-by-step painting demonstrations for painting still-lifes, landscapes, portraits, flowers, animals and more
Try Lee's proven techniques and start achieving the paintings of your dreams
North Light's bestselling author Lee Hammond brings 20 years of professional experience to the popular medium of acrylic painting to provide everything the beginning artist needs to get started: *An introduction to essential materials, basic techniques and key terms*More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations covering such frequently requested subjects as still lifes, landscapes, people, flowers and animals*A fun, lighthearted and reliable approach