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Acrylic Painting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-52648-4
320 pages
January 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Acquainted with Acrylics 5

Chapter 1: Acrylics Are Awesome! 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Supplies: Brushes, Surfaces, and Palettes 17

Chapter 3: All About Paints and Mediums 35

Part II: Exploring Tricks and Techniques 47

Chapter 4: Basic Painting and Finishing Techniques 49

Chapter 5: Building Your Repertoire with Quick Tricks and Techniques 71

Chapter 6: Drawn to Paint — Even if Your Drawing Skills Need Work 85

Part III: Finding the Fun in Fundamentals 101

Chapter 7: Taking a Quick Color Tour 103

Chapter 8: Design of the Times: Design Elements and Principles 123

Chapter 9: Putting the Pieces Together: Composition 143

Part IV: Acrylic’s Versatile Styles 157

Chapter 10: Letting It Flow: Creating a Watercolor-like Landscape 159

Chapter 11: Laying It On Thick: Painting Like the Oil Masters 179

Chapter 12: Thinking and Painting Abstractly 205

Part V: Projects for Different Surfaces 235

Chapter 13: Creating Collages and Transfers 237

Chapter 14: Cool Projects for All Types of Surfaces 255

Part VI: The Part of Tens 281

Chapter 15: Ten (Plus One) Genres: Figuring Out What You Want to Paint 283

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Get the Creative Juices Flowing 291

Index 295

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