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First Steps Painting Acrylics

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So you want to try acrylics, but have little (or no) painting experience? No problem! Not with this book by your side!

In this book, you'll find everything you need to get off to a strong start—from what supplies to buy to how to make the most of acrylics bright colors. Easy-to-follow exercises show you how to paint flowers, trees, bricks, skies, fur and other simple subjects, while teaching you a variety of application techniques.

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Overview

So you want to try acrylics, but have little (or no) painting experience? No problem! Not with this book by your side!

In this book, you'll find everything you need to get off to a strong start—from what supplies to buy to how to make the most of acrylics bright colors. Easy-to-follow exercises show you how to paint flowers, trees, bricks, skies, fur and other simple subjects, while teaching you a variety of application techniques.

Step-by-step demonstrations help you apply what you've learned to make your first paintings good ones. You'll get plenty of specific instructions—color suggestions, what size brush to use, even which direction to make your strokes.

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North Light's "First Step" series is designed for the absolute beginner. The first book in this series, Cathy Johnson's Sketching and Drawing (LJ 3/15/95), made the mistake of assuming that the neophyte is too paralyzed by fear to learn to draw a straight line. This work gives the student a little more credit while clearly introducing the versatile medium of acrylics. Lord's simple and effective features, like "Composition Dos and Don'ts," help make this an extremely well-done manual. Highly recommended; for more advanced students, see Earl Grenville and Leah Killeen's The North Light Book of Acrylic Painting Techniques (North Light, 1995).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891346685
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: First Steps Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 743,839
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2007

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    I purchased this book for my daughter who had an expensive college painting professor that just let the students go at it, and hoped for the best. This book was cheaper. It was satisfactory in the basic principles of art and design. It used painting with acrylics as a medium to explain the principles, a good review for a college student. Fortunately, I purchased two other acrylic painting books that gave a more in-depth look at acrylics and complimented this basic non-fiction.

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