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Art Handbooks - Landscapes in Acrylics by David Hyde

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Art Handbooks: Landscapes in Acrylics by David Hyde: 48 pages

Previously published as the hugely successful Leisure Arts, these Art Handbooks are being reissued in a handy format with beautiful new covers and the same high quality content. Learn how to paint with acrylics, this most exciting and versatile of media, with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

Renowned artist, David Hyde, provides a clear and practical guide to using acrylics to create beautiful landscape paintings. Using over 70 step-by-step photographs and many inspirational pictures, he shows how to develop all the skills you need to become an accomplished landscape artist. The book includes information on composition, mixing greens, creating depth and techniques such as scumbling, dry brushing, misting and glazing.

Previously published as Step by Step Leisure Arts Landscapes in Acrylics, ISBN 978 1 84448 023 4

Over 70 step by step photographs

Excellent basic introduction to acrylics

Teaches all the skills you need for landscape painting

Table of Contents:

Introduction 4

Materials 6

- Paints; Mediums; Palettes; Brushes; Supports; Easels and outdoor equipment; Other materials

Composition 10

- Golden section; Focal point; Eye level; L-shaped composition; U-shaped composition; S-shaped composition

Colours 14

- Mixing greens; Colour and tone; Tonal underpainting

Creating Depth 17

- Linear perspective; Aerial perspective

Useful Techniques 18

- Scumbling; Dry brushing; Rigger brush; Bungee brush; Natural sponges; Splattering; Misting; Masking; Glazing; Colour shaper

Seasons 20

Distant Mountains 22

- Step-by-step demonstration

Still Water 32

- Step-by-step demonstration

Ancient Tree 42

- Step-by-step demonstration

Index 48


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