New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook: Materials, Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for Today's Artist

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Rheni Tauchid’s bestselling The New Acrylics is an invaluable overview of modern acrylic paints. Her follow-up, New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook, is an in-depth, must-have resource for today’s acrylic artist. By guiding you to a higher level of adeptness and fluidity in the handling of your materials, it brings you closer to true mastery of the medium.

Moving beyond a focus on the technical properties of acrylic paints, this new book opens your mind and eyes to the artistic ...

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Overview

Rheni Tauchid’s bestselling The New Acrylics is an invaluable overview of modern acrylic paints. Her follow-up, New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook, is an in-depth, must-have resource for today’s acrylic artist. By guiding you to a higher level of adeptness and fluidity in the handling of your materials, it brings you closer to true mastery of the medium.

Moving beyond a focus on the technical properties of acrylic paints, this new book opens your mind and eyes to the artistic possibilities that are uniquely suited to the medium. Once you become familiar with what acrylic paint is, you are ready to explore what it can become. Focusing on specific technical and application processes, this invaluable handbook demonstrates the many techniques used to produce the varied effects and painting styles that you can achieve with this most versatile of all painting media.

Clearly and beautifully illustrated with photographs of the techniques and effects, as well as stunning work by the author and other leading acrylic artists, this book expands the breadth of your potential as an artist by giving you a deeper understanding of the essence of your medium.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780823099269
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 7/14/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

RHENI TAUCHID is the head of product development at Tri-Art, a manufacturer of acrylic artist paints and mediums. An accomplished artist, she conducts workshops and lectures on acrylics throughout the United States and Canada.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Acrylics, the Vanguard of Art Materials 8

Ch. 1 The Acrylic Idiom 12

Ch. 2 The Paint 24

Ch. 3 The Mediums 42

Ch. 4 Essential Materials and Supplies 54

Ch. 5 Shopping 68

Ch. 6 Basic Techniques 80

Ch. 7 Beyond the Basics 116

Ch. 8 Conservation and Environmental Issues 156

Afterword: The Future of Acrylics 178

Glossary 182

Bibliography 190

Materials Resources 190

Artist Information 191

Index 192

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