Synopses & Reviews
Written for intermediate-level painters who have some previous experience with acrylics, this book encourages artists and art students to work creatively with acrylics by experimenting with fresh techniques. Author and artist Soraya French explains methods of using both acrylic paints for brilliant opaque effects and acrylic inks to produce translucent washes that resemble watercolors. She demonstrates specific aspects of painting, such as shape and form, color, the design element, dramatic lighting effects, and semi-abstract techniques. The subjects she treats in this book include flowers, still life, animals and birds, human figures, urban and rural landscapes, and seascapes. Practical exercises, projects, studio tips, and step-by-step demonstrations fill this book, which also features the work of several guest artists to show contrasting styles of acrylic painting. Approximately 150 color illustrations.
The versatility of acrylic paint has made it an increasingly popular medium for amateur artists. This lavishly illustrated book explores acrylics in detail, encouraging developing artists to work creatively with paints and experiment with different techniques to achieve exciting and dramatic results.
The book's key features include:
"Explore Further" exercises--quick, simple suggestions to try Studio tips--useful hints for artists Practical projects--more advanced exercises to help develop your personal style Step-by-step demonstrations--detailed development of paintings Paintings by other professional artists--examples of different styles
Top professional artist Soraya French inspires beginning artists with the imaginative instruction they're looking for.
About the Author
Soraya French was born in Tehran, Iran, and has lived in England since 1977. She works in watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oils, and mixed media. She has won several awards and is regularly invited to run workshops for art groups in London and the south of England. Soraya is an elected member of the Society of Floral Painters. In July 2005 she was named the Artist of The Year by Society for All Artists at the Artist & Illustrator's show in London. She contributes articles to The Artist and Artists & Illustrator's magazines.