Synopses & Reviews
Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The first section of this encyclopedia provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, including color mixing and creating such special effects as graffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life, and fantasy. This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artistsboth amateurs and veteransdevelop their own acrylic style.
A unique A-Z directory of acrylic techniques with step-by-step guidance on their use.
With this unique A-to-Z guide, painters will be inspired to practice blending, dry brush, glazing, masking, sgraffito, texturing, and more. Mix acrylic with other media. Choose the most suitable painting surfaces. Make collages. Dozens of paintings illustrate styles and techniques, and you can pick from a multitude of themes.
About the Author
Hazel Harrison is a professional artist who studied art at the Royal Academy of Painting in London. She is the author of "The Encyclopedia of Drawing Techniques" and "The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques."