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Acrylic Painting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-52648-4
320 pages
January 2011
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Part I: Getting Acquainted with Acrylics.

Chapter 1: Acrylics Are Awesome!

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

Chapter 3: All About Paints and Mediums.

Part II: Exploring Tricks and Techniques.

Chapter 4: Basic Painting and Finishing Techniques.

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

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

Part III: Finding the Fun in Fundamentals.

Chapter 7: Taking a Quick Color Tour.

Chapter 8: Design of the Times: Design Elements and Principle.

Chapter 9: Putting the Pieces Together: Composition.

Part IV: Acrylic’s Versatile Styles.

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

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

Chapter 12: Thinking and Painting Abstractly.

Part V: Projects for Different Surfaces.

Chapter 13: Creating Collages and Transfer.

Chapter 14: Cool Projects for All Types of Surfaces.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

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

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


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