Dynamic Acrylics

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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...
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Overview


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.
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This fine intermediate-level book features the bright and brilliant possibilities of acrylics. French was named the 2005 Artist of the Year by the Society for All Artists in London. Here, she explores experimental techniques with scumbling, dry-brush, impasto, and sgraffito to create work that bridges impressionistic and expressionistic styles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764169731
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 776,132
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet 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.
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