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Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills, Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium and painting a variety of subjects. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic tools and materials, Painting in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including brushes, supports, acrylic mediums, color palettes, and other essentials for using this fast-drying paint. Artists will learn about color theory, the color wheel, and such basic techniques as impasto, stippling, glazing, drybrushing, washes, and creating an underpainting. Aspiring artists will explore value, perspective, light, shadow, and form, as well as how to effectively render a variety of textures, including wood, foliage, glass, metal, water, rock, and more. Engaging, approachable step-by-step projects appeal to artists of all skill levels and cover a range of subject matter, including still lifes, animals, tabletop compositions, landscapes, flowers, trees, and more, from start to finish. A professional acrylic painter provides easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction and inspiration so artists can put their newfound skills to practical use as they discover the secrets to mastering this lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-use medium. Perfect for first-time acrylic painters, as well as experienced artists looking to refine their technique, Painting in Acrylic inspires creativity, provides suggestions for overcoming technical obstacles, and includes plenty of useful tips and encouragement. With comprehensive, valuable information; stunning artwork; and a fresh take on a traditional medium, Painting in Acrylic is the perfect addition to any artist’s library.
Ideal for artists of all skill levels seeking to develop their painting skills, Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium.
Varvara Harmon was born and raised in Volzshk, Russia. She began painting in her childhood and was a student at the Volzshk Art School, where she graduated with a Diploma in Art Studies. While in Russia, Varvara participated in many regional art exhibitions and was the first artist ever to put on a solo exhibition at the Museum of V. E. Lenin in the City of Kazan, Russia. Varvara immigrated to the United States in 2001 and moved to Maine. The majority of Varvara’s works are done with oil; however, she also works in acrylic, watercolor, and pencil. Although landscapes are her favorite subject, Varvara paints still lifes and portraits.www.vavaraharmon.com
About the Author
Varvara Harmon is an award-winning multimedia artist who works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, silk paintings, and ink and pencil drawing. Her work has been juried into national and international exhibitions, is in private collections around the world, and has been published in several magazines and books. Varvara is currently represented at several galleries across the Northeast, and she teaches workshops and classes in acrylic, watercolor, and oil. Visit www.varvaraharmon.com to learn more.