Complete Guide to Acrylics by Lorena Kloosterboer
Complete Guide to Acrylics, All the essential techniques and skills you need by Lorena Kloosterboer
320 Pages, 350 Illustrations
EVERY painting technique explained and demonstrated, plus everything you need to know about paints, additives, brushes, papers, canvases, colour palettes, colour mixing, composition, and more.
This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics, and has been created as one book that will accompany the reader on the complete journey from beginner to artist. With expert advice and step-by-step guidance in a wide range of techniques, this is an indispensable resource for beginning artists, students, and experienced painters alike.
Drawing on the expertise of master painters from around the world, Complete Guide to Acrylics covers every aspect of working in acrylics in detail, from materials and mediums to tools and techniques. It is also a very practical approach, brimming with demonstrations to explain and reinforce the essential skills, and offering useful insights into all stages of the creative process.
Accompanied by a wealth of images, and with a useful reference section with technical data and notes on commissions, selling and exhibiting, this is the ultimate desktop resource for artists, students, and hobbyists alike.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: About Acrylic Paint
Different types of acrylic
Comparison to other paints
Top 10 brands of acrylic paint
How to read a paint label
How to make your own acrylic paints
Mediums & additives
Keeping acrylics workable
Chapter Two: Equipment
Beginner's guide to art supply shopping
Special effects tools
Palette knives & shapers
Different types of canvas
Stretching & mounting
The artist studio
Chapter Three: The foundation
Different brands, different colours
What do you want to say?
Size and dimensions
How to make a good reference
Order of work
Chapter Four: Acrylic painting techniques
Mixing acrylics with other paints
Lettering & fine lines
Hard edges vs. soft edges
Chapter Five: The airbrush
The tool: The airbrush & compressor
Acrylic airbrush inks
Mediums & supports
Stencils & masks
Chapter Six: Be a pro
Rules of ethical behaviour
Consistency in art
Finding a title for your painting
Photographing your work
Shipping your artwork and reproductions
Social media & tuition
Index & credits
Lorena Kloosterboer (b.1962) is an internationally acclaimed Dutch-Argentine artist, whose award-winning artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums in numerous countries. Her paintings have been published in leading international art magazines, museum catalogs, and art books. Lorena Kloosterboer currently lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. Visit www.art-lorena.com to see more of her art.
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