Synopses & Reviews
Mixed media abstract art is a popular trend for both novice andprofessional artists. This book offers step-by-step techniques on how to accomplish thirty of the more popular methods for creatingdepth and texture in art. Although numerous examples are included, the authors create two complex pieces from start to finish so thatreaders can understand the process that goes into designing a piece as well as learning the individual techniques. In addition todetailing art basics such as types of materials, color mixing and making a glaze, the authors cover numerous processes including collage, monoprinting, color clocking and raised stencils.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Fresh new ways to create fabulous paintings with mixed media techniques
Acrylic Solutions provides the "hows" behind a multitude of effects you've admired in other artists' works--and then some Based on the popular online teaching collaboration of Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard, this book illustrates a wealth of layering methods and techniques. Mix and match to achieve countless variations, building layer upon layer to create unique and wonderfully complex abstract art.
- Learn more than 30 step-by-step techniques for developing texture and visual interest, including collage, monoprinting, carving, color blocking, paint skins, raised stencils, glazing and so much more.
- Chapters explore the phases of a multi-layered painting, from surface preparation through adding structure, developing complexity and adding finishing touches.
- Follow the development of two paintings as each layer adds to the finished result, with tons of additional artwork throughout.
- Gain insight on how to make paints, mediums and grounds work for you.
Embracing a spirit of freedom and spontaneity, Acrylic Solutions is a stimulating guide for contemporary artists of any skill level. Beginners will learn how to make visually compelling paintings from start to finish, while more experienced artists will find the tools and inspiration to take their work to the next level.