Beginner Art Guides: Painting with Acrylics
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Beginner Art Guides: Painting with Acrylics

by Gabriel Martin Roig
     
 

Barron's Beginner Art Guides offer basic instruction in a variety of techniques and media. As the series title states, these books are practical manuals for beginners in art, presenting short, easy-to-understand explanations of techniques and materials, exercises, supplemented with illustrative sketches, and general advice on drawing and painting. The last

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Barron's Beginner Art Guides offer basic instruction in a variety of techniques and media. As the series title states, these books are practical manuals for beginners in art, presenting short, easy-to-understand explanations of techniques and materials, exercises, supplemented with illustrative sketches, and general advice on drawing and painting. The last page of each manual focuses on a widely recognized artist who has produced well-known paintings or drawings in the medium or technique that is the book's focus. Acrylics are modern, plastic-based pigments widely used today to render effects similar to artworks once done exclusively in gouache or tempera. Beginners are instructed in brushwork, in mixing and blending colors, and in using the bright, opaque acrylic pigments to their best effect. This manual's final page briefly sketches the life and work of twentieth-century French painter Jean Dubuffet, who was a master of acrylic painting.

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"Half of this excellent overview for the beginner is devoted to the many techniques possible with acrylics, the other, filled with practical exercises. An inexpensive introduction recommended for all public libraries."

Library Journal, November 15, 2007

Library Journal

Acrylic painting, one of the most enduring of modern media for the painter, originated, according to Roig (Perspective Drawing), in 1920s Mexico. It has remarkable characteristics to recommend it: the transparency of watercolors, the opacity of gouache, and the density and pastiness of oils. Half of this excellent overview for the beginner is devoted to the many techniques possible with acrylics, the other, filled with practical exercises. The book ends with tips from 19th-century French painter Jen Dubuffet. An inexpensive introduction recommended for all public libraries. For advanced work in acrylics, see All About Techniques in Acrylics: An Indispensable Manual for Artists(Barron's).


—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764160486
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Beginner's Art Guides
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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