The Beginner's Guide Acrylics: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Techniques and Materials

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A guide to choosing paints, paper and equipment, and to using numerous different acrylic techniques, including dilute colour impasto, glazing, knife painting and splattering. It also contains an overview of the history of drawing and a gallery of contemporary designs. Acrylic paint dries quickly, forms a tough, flexible film that's insoluble, and won't rot, discolor, or crack. Get tips from the experts, and techniques for rapidly building up layers of color. Try impasto and masking, paint with a knife, and ...
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Overview


A guide to choosing paints, paper and equipment, and to using numerous different acrylic techniques, including dilute colour impasto, glazing, knife painting and splattering. It also contains an overview of the history of drawing and a gallery of contemporary designs. Acrylic paint dries quickly, forms a tough, flexible film that's insoluble, and won't rot, discolor, or crack. Get tips from the experts, and techniques for rapidly building up layers of color. Try impasto and masking, paint with a knife, and antique. Full-color illustrations on each page, and a painters' gallery, help you do it all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853683190
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: Beginner's Guide Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 494,920

Meet the Author


Angela Gair is a painter, writer and editor. After studying fine art she spent several years painting and teaching in Italy, Spain and France. She is the author of a number of practical art books including Watercolour, Drawing, Oil Painting and Pastels also published by New Holland.
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