Synopses & Reviews
Packed full of helpful hints for fans of the medium, this book is the acrylic painters guide to success. Demonstrating a wide variety of methods, the handbook outlines essential materials before illustrating how acrylics can be used with watercolor or oil techniquesor a combination of the twoand even a technique of the authors own creation. Innovative suggestions for incorporating additives and uncommon items, such as plastic food and bubble wrap, are also included along with tips on mixing colors, using tone, creating space and distance, and painting trees, skies, water, coastal scenes, flowers, and more. Pointers are clearly explained and illustrated by many beautiful and accomplished paintings as well as step-by-step photographs. Demystifying this incredibly versatile medium, this is a must-have for beginning and experienced acrylic painters alike.
"There is so much in here that it would take me many weeks to work through it all, by which time I would be a far more proficient painter. Recommended to anybody who wants to try acrylics or learn more about them." MyShelf.com, (March 2011)
"There is advice on colour mixing, building and using tone, lifting out, using rollers and sponges, stamping, masking and creating the impression of space and distance, and more." The Artist (July 28, 2011)
Wendy Jelbert's many admirers will want to buy this concise round-up of her top tips for acrylic painting. The book covers all aspects of acrylic painting and shows a huge variety of techniques: oil style, watercolour style and a combination of the two, using additives and things such as plastic food wrap and bubble wrap to produce effects, and even a technique unique to Wendy. It offers expert advice in an accessible form, with over 150 beautiful and instructive illustrations.
About the Author
Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and a professional artist who works with pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. She is the author of several books, including "Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step," "Creative Acrylic Techniques," "Creative Acrylic Landscapes," "Flowers in Acrylics," "From Sketch to Painting," "The Practical Encyclopedia of Watercolor," and "Watercolour Techniques."