A complete reference work on the painting medium of acrylics.
Suitable for beginners who wish to familiarize themselves with acrylic painting, and more advanced artists who are looking for new ways to express themselves. Whether you prefer traditional or more experimental painting, this book seeks to present a broad range of styles and techniques.
After an overview of paints and how they work, there follows an exhaustive section on materials, which describes all the paints, mediums, grounds, brushes and other tools that are available. The next section covers colour theory and a wide variety of techniques, and in the final part the authors present examples of how these techniques are used in portraiture, still lifes and landscape painting.
The authors' aim is to give the reader a step-by-step guide to painting a picture and to offer them background theory and knowledge as and when their interest deepens.