Acrylics

  • 500 Acrylic Mixes

    Colour is fundamental to painting and the ability to mix and reproduce specific hues is an art in itself. Colour theory can be dull and complicated, but in this book, experienced artist and teacher, Sharon Finmark, demonstrates colour mixing in a practical and easy-to-follow way.

    In addition to being an extensive visual sourcebook to nearly 500 colour mixes, there are paintings featured throughout with all the different hues and mixes in each painting analysed and annotated. In this way, acrylic painters learn by application how to get the best out of their paints.

    $21.99
  • Acrylic En Plein Air

    Learn the core concepts of painting on location. This hardworking guide features everything you'll need to get started, including expert tips on what to pack and how to maximize your time outdoors, as well as how to choose a subject when you're on-site and then interpret it for a complex and pleasing composition.

    Painting on location in the open air is a unique challenge, but with this book you will learn to deal with the challenges of shadows and natural light and hone your skills in a fun, refreshing way. Perfect for artists looking to grow beyond the studio, this one-stop guide is an excellent resource for expanding upon the peace and joy that comes with painting.

    $26.99
  • Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step

    This is a practical and inspiring guide for acrylic artists of all levels of ability, from beginners who want to learn how to paint with acrylics to experienced artists looking for inspiration and ideas.

    The authors share their expertise and enthusiasm for this exciting medium, starting with the materials and basic skills you need for painting with acrylics and moving on to more advanced techniques.

    • Wendy Jelbert demonstrates colour mixing and the wonderful effects she creates in her stunning paintings
    • David Hyde explores landscapes, from composing landscapes and choosing colours to creating depth and depicting the seasons
    • Carole Massey shares her love of flower painting and gives expert advice on mixing colours for flowers, using tone, drawing and composition

    There are ten easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs and helpful instructions, and many inspirational paintings for readers to admire.

    $26.99
  • 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
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  • Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner

    Take the first step to painting with acrylics with this easy-to-follow course on producing fantastic artworks quickly and easily. Charles Evans' expert practical advice and simple step-by-step approach will quickly get you painting. With practical and clear advice on using acrylics with oil and watercolour techniques, and a variety of subjects, this is an invaluable guide for any aspiring artist.

    The book begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to use acrylics with different painting styles. The step-by-step projects allow aspiring artists to put into practice their new-found skills, and produce six stunning paintings of their own, in a range of styles. A pull-out outline drawing is provided for every project, and Charles shows how to transfer these onto the painting surface.

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    $34.99
  • 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 4: Captivating Color

    Colour has the power to demand attention, quicken the heart and transport us to another place and time. The virtuosos featured in AcrylicWorks 4 have successfully employed acrylic paint to capture and use that power to magnificent effect.

    This brilliant collection features 127 paintings from modern-day acrylic artists. The artists themselves reveal acrylic painting ideas, tips and secrets, sharing how they play colours against each other – light and dark, bright and soft, delicate glazes and bold impasto – to make their paintings sing.

    They share secrets for creating mood, capturing a subject's personality and conveying the spirit of an animal in the wild. And how they approach subjects ranging from a shock of sunset sky, to the liquid ripples of antique glass, to purely abstract color play. It's the kind of collection that reminds artists why they paint and gives art lovers a real appreciation for the breathtaking possibilities of this most versatile medium.

    $59.99
  • Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic

    With a fresh, modern spin on this majestic subject, The Art of Painting Still Life in Acrylic is a comprehensive resource, packed with beautiful illustrations and expert instruction, for beginners and intermediate artists.

    Features include:

    • Information on the necessary tools and materials for both sketching and painting, including pencils, paints and brushes, palettes, supports and mediums
    • Basic drawing and painting techniques and colour theory
    • How to create compelling compositions, achieve depth and render realistic textures

    $24.99
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  • Beginning Acrylic

    Beginning Acrylic teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting in acrylic. From choosing the right paper, brushes and paints to basic painting tips and techniques, this beginner's guide to acrylic painting is bursting with valuable exercises and advice to help artists master this colourful and approachable medium.

    It guides beginners through an exploration of acrylic painting with easy-to-understand concepts and step-by-step methods, including how to paint a variety of skies, trees, mountains, roads, clouds and waterscapes from start to finish. Building on these basic, fundamental techniques, novice artists can practice their craft with step-by-step painting projects that are broken down and explained with large, detailed images and examples.

    With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Beginning Acrylic is the perfect resource for artists just getting started.

    $27.99
  • 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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    $19.99
  • 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.

    $26.99
  • Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques

    A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison.

    Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.

    This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists both amateurs and veterans develop their own acrylic style.

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    $36.99
  • 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
  • Glyn Macey's World of Acrylics

    Glyn Macey is irrepressible, enthusiastic and filled with innovative ideas for using acrylics effectively. His deep love for painting will show you how to unleash your creativity with the adaptable, interesting and exciting acrylic medium.

    Learn how to see like a child again, with wide-eyed excitement, and paint the world around you using just a few acrylics and whatever else you have to hand!

    This book is a creative adventure that will give you ideas and inspiration for expressive and personal acrylic artworks. More importantly, it will set yourself on your own path through painting so you can discover and explore your own painting style.

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    $42.99
  • How to Paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics

    Fraser Scarfe's moody and expressive landscapes combine the best of the traditional approach to painting with the benefits of modern materials. His aim is to reveal the natural beauty and drama in the landscape without the need for romanticism, and this is borne out in his raw, unsentimental yet strikingly beautiful landscape paintings.

    This book will appeal to acrylic artists of all abilities as well as those looking to transition from oils, pastels and watercolours alike. It follows the award-winning artist through the year, offering readers productive and inspiring ways to paint from deepest winter to midsummer while they learn to engage with their subject.

    Using a combination of practical instruction and inspirational example, Fraser imparts his knowledge of the techniques and materials he uses, his style and his inspiration, proving that he is truly a force to be reckoned within the art world.

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    $49.99
  • How to Paint: Flowers in Acrylics

    Contains everything you need to learn to paint flowers, ranging from sun-drenched poppy fields to abstract compositions and taking in still life and garden-style painting along the way.

    The three step-by-step demonstrations showcase the richness and versatility of the acrylic medium, and how flowers can be portrayed in very distinct styles. The illustrated sections outline the benefits of the materials you will use, and demonstrates the various techniques that help make the most of your paints.

    Colour and paint theory is also covered, and Tim Fisher's friendly explanations make this vital aspect of producing successful paintings simple to understand.

    $24.99
  • Landscapes in Acrylic

    Landscapes in Acrylic teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting beautiful landscapes in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, it is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists master this approachable medium.

    Talented artist Tom Shropshire guides readers through an exploration of painting classic landscapes in acrylic, covering basic painting concepts and techniques, including rendering realistic textures. Building on these basic techniques, artists can practice their craft with step-by-step projects that cover a variety of landscapes, including a waterfall, a spring storm and a classic winter scene.

    With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, this is the perfect resource for beginning acrylic artists.

    $14.99
  • Love Acrylics

    Break all the rules and explore acrylic paint in a free and fun way! This book encourages you to get over the fear of the blank canvas and the anxiety over the outcome, and focus on the process of painting and the joy of creating.

    Whether you’re a nervous novice who doesn’t know how to get started or a skilled classical painter looking to try something new, you will benefit from the activities in this book ranging from quick, messy and expressive exercises to relaxing and meditative paintings.

    Artist and teacher Courtney Burden shares 100 prompts and projects that will build your confidence and inspire you to roll up your sleeves and play with acrylic paint in a pressure-free way. There is no right or wrong way to create a painting, so enjoy the journey, relax, unwind and have fun!

    $36.99