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Acrylic Painting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-52648-4
E-book
320 pages
January 2011
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Learn to:

  • Utilize acrylics to produce different looks and textures
  • Improve your technique with four-color, hands-on instruction
  • Complete full-scale projects
  • Discover your inner artist

Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics!

Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, full color guide gives you expert instruction and simple exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles. The step-by-step projects let you practice your skill and stir your imagination — and give you the foundation to create similar projects with your own subjects and surfaces!

  • Get your feet (and brushes) wet — assemble your materials, prepare your surfaces, and sort out additives and enhancers
  • Try out basic acrylic techniques — work with brush strokes, control and thin your paint, experiment with textures, and use stencils
  • Practice design and composition principles — mix and use color, balance elements, make changes, and pull your painting together
  • Imitate several kinds of styles — use acrylic paint to mimic the effects of watercolor and oil paints
  • Build your repertoire— explore texture and dimension, work with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Clear step-by-step instructions with illustrations
  • A variety of projects and styles to suit all tastes
  • Quick tricks and techniques to get started painting right away
  • Lots of colorful paintings to inspire creativity
  • Helpful hints for improving your drawing skills
  • Full-scale projects at the end of most chapters
  • Exercises to jump-start your artistic passion
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