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First Steps; Painting Acrylics

By Vicki Lord

Format: Paperback

SKU# 30816

You'll Love This Acrylic Painting Book If:

  • You're new to acrylics & want to master the basics
  • You love paintings and you want to try it for yourself
  • You want to follow along step-by-step with great painting demonstrations
If you're new painting & want to gain more confidence & experience then First Steps; Painting Acrylics is perfect for you. With this top acrylic painting book by Vicki Lord you'll learn everything from what size brush to use and what direction to make your brushstroke to which colors to use to how to compose your subject and exciting new acrylic painting techniques. Discover new oil painting tips for learning how to paint flowers, trees, bricks, skies, fur and so much more.

This acrylic painting book is crafted with the beginning acrylic artist in mind. In addition to exciting acrylic painting techniques you'll also follow along step-by-step as Vicki leads you through complete acrylic painting demonstrations & lessons. Vicki also encourages you experiment and try new approaches on your own. Start your artistic journey today with First Steps; Painting Acrylics

In First Steps; Painting Acrylics You'll Learn:

  • Techniques for creating strong compositions, mixing colors & mastering values in acrylic paint
  • How to paint a wide range of subjects such as flowers, trees, bricks & more using acrylics
  • Step by step demonstrations combining all the great techniques you've learned in easy to follow lessons

Check Out This Excerpt From First Steps; Painting Acrylics:

Fan: This brush, which can be soft hair or bristle, is used to create or blend texture.
Scruffy: This is an old, beat-up brush with bristles spread apart to make an irregular edge. It can be made by smashing tips on a hard surface or by trimming out some of the hairs at the tip of the brush.
Liner: A liner brush is used to create line details such as tree branches, single blades of grass and individual hairs.
Soft Hair or Stiff Bristle? When should you use stiff bristle brushes, such as ox or hog? Or soft hair brushes, such as sable, squirrel, synthetic or camel? Thinner paint generally calls for a softer brush, while thicker paint calls for a stiffer brush. But rules were made to be broken, so experiment. Find what works best for you.
Brush Care: Acrylics dry very quickly unless an extender is added, so rinse brushes continually while you work. Wash with a good brush soap and water when you're finished painting. Rise well and lay flat to dry. Standing a brush on its bristles to dry results in hairs bent at a strange angle, while standing a brush on its handle to dry cases water to leak down into the ferrule, loosening the glue that holds the bristles together.

A Word From the Author:

"This book starts a journey of discovery by revealing the many exciting ways acrylics can be used expressively; furnishing various approaches to technical information, helping you expand your skills, teaching about processes involved in constructing a paintng, and inspiring you to experiment with alternative processes. But you must let the art be an experience, not an object. Give yourself permission to be a beginner. It is not always easy to paint beautiful pictures and expand your skills at the same time. Maintain a sense of adventure and be positive at all times." — Vicki Lord
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SKU 30816
Additional Feature 96 color illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Vicki Lord
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780891346685
Number Of Pages 128

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