Acrylics

  • 60 Minutes to Better Painting

    Craig Nelson will teach you the tips and tricks you need to know to achieve powerful painting results in oil and acrylic. With ten step-by-step demonstrations, each step timed to the minute, you’ll discover how to focus your efforts on the essence of the subject, rather than getting stuck on the tiny details.

    You will learn to:

    • Overcome procrastination and explore new subjects
    • Prioritize your painting efforts – see basic shapes first, then the fine details
    • Render rough compositions before committing your idea to a larger canvas
    • Explore composition, colour and light effects
    • Draw mass and form, not just the lines that make up your subject

    $42.99
  • A-Z of Bird Portraits

    Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world including Europe, the USA, Asia, the UK and Australia. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects.

    • 26 striking and characterful bird species
    • Clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step projects
    • Includes guidance on composition, reference and important bird features

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    $49.99
  • Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting

    Built around the concepts of play and practice, Jo Toye embraces experimentation and innovation. Focusing on technique, line and "working small," she shares a host of unusual techniques and works with unusual materials.

    Features include:

    • Emphasis on line and the use of line to build an under structure for design and composition
    • Interesting mixed media techniques for use in creating in acrylic – stencilling, sponging, masking, rolling paint and working with gesso
    • Use of the small format painting and the emphasis on making "practice samples" that can be referenced at a later time for inspiration and direction in larger paintings

    These simple tools and concepts result in line work that is distinctive.

    $42.99
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  • Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink

    While there are many approaches to painting abstract art, Jodi Ohl's philosophy is to simply start. In this book, the successful, self-taught artist helps you "dive in with an open mind and fearless heart." Everything inside is geared toward kick-starting your creativity:

    • An exciting series of 22 fun-to-follow, step-by-step projects
    • A tantalizing variety of approaches and inspirations for applying and manipulating paint, crayons, pencils, ink, paper, photos and more
    • Quick and loose exercises for building a library of ideas, colour palettes, patterns and designs to use in future paintings
    • Loads of practical advice, including how to stock your studio without going broke, the five must-haves mediums and how to finish and protect your artwork

    For beginners eager to get to the "good stuff" and for artists looking to expand their repertoire, it just doesn't get any better.

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Acrylic Color Explorations

    Discover the language of colour and how you can use it in your paintings to create work that tells a story with whispers or shouts. You'll become fearless about colour as author Chris Cozen shares her colour-mixing recipes, lessons, and experiences. Find inspiration from the work of both established and emerging artists to try different techniques, colour combinations, styles of painting, and more!

    Inside Acrylic Color Explorations, you will:

    • Learn 33 techniques for incorporating and developing colour in your paintings
    • Explore colour basics with exercises that will help you determine your colour "voice"
    • Discover secrets to mastering any creative colour situation with 9 contributing artists

    $49.99
  • Acrylic Illuminations

    This book blazes new creative territory with techniques that harness the artistic power of light. Ranging from subtle glazing on metal leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly colored optical effects and glossy surfboard finishes, these approaches represent the most requested aspects of Nancy Reyner's popular workshops.

    • 50 eye-catching techniques feature metal leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects
    • Possibilities are vividly illustrated with diverse work from 44 artists
    • A "Crash Course on Acrylic" chapter offers an overview of how to use these versatile paints and products to their fullest potential

    This hands-on guide provides clear step-by-step directions to successfully execute these new and exciting techniques. Explore matte skin construction, sheen shifting, embedding objects, patinas and polished stone effects. Use these approaches for organic, abstract or realistic styles...as backgrounds, top layers or accents layered in between...combine, experiment and let your paintings shine.

    $49.99
  • Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects

    Discover how to achieve an encaustic effect without the use of wax or heat. Use layers of matte and gloss to create the perfect sheen and luminosity that mimic encaustic and learn about spreadable mediums and pourable formulas that look like wax after completion. You will explore creating crackles, carving with stencils, adding image transfers, and much more with these 45 acrylic techniques for creating faux encaustic.

    In Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects, you will find:

    • 45 techniques for making art that looks like encaustic painting – but isn't!
    • Tips on how to achieve the dreamy, layered look of wax without the extra tools, time and space required of encaustic
    • Step-by-step instructions on how to make wax-like elements, incorporate collage, add alcohol inks, play with resin and more
    • 85+ imaginative tips for taking your art to the next level

    $39.99
  • Acrylic Painting with Passion

    Acrylic Painting with Passion easily answers the question: What should I paint now? Tesia Blackburn comes to the rescue by introducing exercises and techniques that make the painting process fun and every bit as cherished as the finished works of art.

    Finding time to create art can be a challenge, and Tesia helps with this, too, by suggesting ways to help you find manageable chunks of time to feed your painting passion.

    $39.99
  • Acrylic Solutions

    Acrylic Solutions illustrates a wealth of layering methods and techniques. Mix and match to achieve countless variations, building layer upon layer to create unique and wonderfully complex abstract art.

    • Learn more than 30 step-by-step techniques for developing texture and visual interest, including collage, monoprinting, carving, colour blocking, paint skins, raised stencils, glazing and so much more
    • Chapters explore the phases of a multi-layered painting, from surface preparation through adding structure, developing complexity and adding finishing touches
    • Follow the development of two paintings as each layer adds to the finished result, with tons of additional artwork throughout
    • Gain insight on how to make paints, mediums and grounds work for you

    Embracing a spirit of freedom and spontaneity, Acrylic Solutions is a stimulating guide for contemporary artists of any skill level. Beginners will learn how to make visually compelling paintings from start to finish, while more experienced artists will find the tools and inspiration to take their work to the next level.

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  • Acrylics Unleashed

    Glyn Macey's irrepressible energy and imagination shows through in every part of his work; and in this book he shares his painting techniques and methods with you.

    Learn to use your acrylic paints in unusual, creative and surprising ways to create open, inviting landscapes, breathtaking seascapes and urban scenes packed with life.

    • Nine atmospheric step-by-step projects
    • Dynamic, imaginative techniques
    • Learn composition, colour mixing and how to find inspiration

    Watch an extract from Glyn Macey's online painting workshops.

    $39.99
  • AcrylicWorks 2: The Best of Acrylic Painting

    AcrylicWorks 2 showcases radical breakthroughs. Whether it’s a unique use of colour, a different approach or style and unusual subject matter, the method of painting, composition, or creative brushstrokes, each painting has its own acrylic breakthrough featured in this book.

    Discover insight from each artist on their work and learn something new, delight your eyes, and inspire you to create your own radical breakthroughs.

    • Artwork from 116 acrylic artists
    • 126 works paired with fresh from the studio insight from the artists themselves
    • A variety of subject matter including landscapes, people, still life, animals and abstract art

    $59.99
  • AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting

    This stunning collection of 126 contemporary masterpieces covers a wide range of styles and subjects from intimate portraits and ultra-realistic wildlife paintings to sweeping landscapes and bold abstracts. Captions reveal the unique creative story behind each piece and offer tips and techniques from top acrylic artists.

    Combined with coloured pencil, oil, collage, gels, pastes and a wealth of other complementary mediums, the opportunities for texture and experimentation are endless. The results are diverse, original and unabashedly acrylic.

    $59.99
  • Art Handbooks: Landscapes in Acrylics

    Renowned artist, David Hyde, provides a clear and practical guide to using acrylics to create beautiful landscape paintings. Using over 70 step-by-step photographs and many inspirational pictures, he shows how to develop all the skills you need to become an accomplished landscape artist.

    The book includes information on composition, mixing greens, creating depth and techniques such as scumbling, dry brushing, misting and glazing.

    $12.99
  • Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic

    This comprehensive book opens with a guide to essential information on tools and materials plus basic drawing and painting techniques and colour theory to create compelling compositions, achieve depth and render realistic textures.

    Several talented and experienced artists guide readers through easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of floral and plant life, including tulips, dahlias, hibiscus, roses, daisies, freesia, water lilies, bird of paradise and more.

    With sections devoted to both mediums, readers will learn everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for mixing vibrant colours, working from photographs, working outdoors and creating volume and dimension.

    $24.99
  • Art of Painting Landscapes, Seascapes and Skyscapes in Oil & Acr

    This inspiring book combines into one comprehensive guide an array of outdoor scenes in a variety of painting styles.

    This beautiful, full-colour reference book delves into essential information about acrylic and oil painting tools and techniques, and it contains a wide variety of step-by-step painting lessons, featuring a range of landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes.

    $24.99
  • Collage, Colour and Texture in Painting

    Ever since the pioneering collages of Picasso and Braque, mixed-media works have held a respected place in fine art painting. Now award-winning painter Mike Bernard offers artists a hands-on introduction to the boundless possibilities opened up by combining paint with abstract paper shapes, textured papers, newspaper clippings, fabrics and other unusual materials.

    With step-by-step photographs of several works in the making, he takes you inside the creative process, from preliminary sketches to final results, with detailed explanations of every technique he uses. Includes a beautiful gallery of the author's works.

    $29.99
  • Colour Mixing Guide: Acrylics

    This pocket-sized, practical guide has everything the acrylic artist needs to know about colour mixing, from colour theory to complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and local colour. There follows an array of essential colour mixes using widely available Winsor & Newton colours, easily substituted by other ranges . Clear, practical and beautifully presented advice.

    • Achievable colour results with quick and easy tips
    • Pocket-sized and practical for the artist
    • Colour wheel and template provided so readers can paint their own

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    $18.99
  • Creative Acrylic Landscapes

    Wendy Jelbert shares her expertise in working with acrylics and in creating beautiful, convincing landscapes.

    There is information on what materials to buy, how to use sketches and photographs, how to look at landscape shapes and how to use tone and composition to good effect. Wendy demonstrates a variety of acrylic techniques and explains elements of the landscape such as foregrounds, distances and skies.

    There are six beautiful step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs and instructions for readers to follow.

    $25.99
  • Folk Art Fusion

    Folk Art Fusion explores the colourful combination of art styles present in modern folk art paintings.

    Learn how traditional folk art continues to influence today's painters, and discover how to create contemporary folk-art paintings with approachable, step-by-step projects featuring traditional subjects painted with creative techniques and popular style, including flowers, animals, architecture, sugar skulls, portraits and more. Colourful, contemporary and inspirational, this book enables artists of all skill levels to discover the joy of creating modern, globally-inspired art in this time-treasured genre.

    $27.99