Acrylics

  • 101 Textures in Oil & Acrylic

    Mia Tavonatti provides artists with the essential skills required to render realistic surfaces in oil and acrylic. Artists will discover tips and tricks for working with both mediums, as well as a variety of techniques, including blending, layering, working with oil and acrylic mediums, creating an underpainting and more. Features include:

    • Step-by-step instructions for mastering a variety of the most common surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, bark, fabrics, stone, grass and many more
    • Each page features two similar textures for readers to paint in oil or acrylic using the easy-to-follow steps
    • A variety of techniques, including blending, layering, working with oil and acrylic mediums, creating an underpainting and more
    • General colour recommendations offer a helpful "get started quick" guide

    $24.99
  • 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.

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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
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  • Acrylic Expressions

    In this workshop approach, you will be encouraged to explore a chosen theme in as many forms as possible.

    After learning where to find inspiration (past experiences, memories, intentions, cultural themes, etc.) and how to develop a personal library of symbols, colours and marks, you are guided through 15 techniques to use in your paintings and will also see two or three complete painting projects come together start-to-finish.

    Prompts offer ideas for developing your own new series, showing how to collect ideas that reflect your personal voice.

    $42.99
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  • 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 Step-by-Step

    This is a practical and inspiring guide for all acrylics enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. There is helpful general advice on which materials to choose, and then three high profile artists share their expertise, tips and techniques.

    • Wendy Jelbert explains the basics of painting with acrylics and gives advice on useful techniques and the effects they can create and then explores further creative techniques for painting with acrylics and shows how these can be applied in paintings
    • David Hyde writes on painting landscapes with acrylics, from composing landscapes and choosing colours to creating depth and painting different seasons
    • Carole Massey shares her flower painting expertise with advice on flower colours, drawing flowers, composing flower paintings and using tone
      • There are 10 easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs and helpful instructions, and many inspirational paintings for readers to admire.

    $34.99
  • 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.

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  • 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.

    $52.99
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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 2: Radical Breakthroughs

    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 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
  • AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values

    The fifth competition book in the AcrylicWorks series delivers another bold and breathtaking show of the best in contemporary acrylic painting, selected from an international call for entries. A rousing blend of instruction and inspiration, these pages feature:

    • 127 stunning acrylic and mixed-media paintings by 100+ accomplished artists
    • Fascinating insights from the artists themselves, revealing the hows and whys behind each piece
    • Focus on the power of value – creative solutions, effective approaches and bold techniques
    • A rich variety of subjects – from still life and abstracts to people, animals and landscapes – portrayed in an equally glorious range of styles

    A treat for artists and art lovers alike, AcrylicWorks 5 invites you to study these modern-day masterpieces, analyze them...or simply sit back and wonder at their incredible skill and artistry.

    $59.99
  • AcrylicWorks: Ideas and Techniques for Today's Art

    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
  • All About Acrylics

    A complete reference and step-by-step guide on the painting medium of acrylics. Suitable for both beginners who wish to familiarise 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, and to offer the reader a quick and uncomplicated entry into the world of acrylic painting. Includes:

    • An overview of paints and how they work
    • An exhaustive section on materials – the paints, mediums, grounds, brushes and other tools
    • Colour theory and a wide variety of techniques
    • Examples of how these techniques are used in portraiture, still life and landscape painting

    $36.99
  • 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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