This book on techniques for painting is a unique A-Z directory of acrylic techniques with step-by-step guidance on their use.
Acrylics are the most versatile of all painting media. Their unique qualities make them ideal both for beginners and for artists who enjoy experimental work.
Because acrylics are a relatively new invention compared with oils and watercolours, many people are nervous about using them. This book on acrylic painting techniques is designed to dispel any doubts and to inspire artists to try them out.
This painting techniques book is divided into two main sections: A-Z and Themes.
The A-Z section, with the aid of colour photographs and step-by-step demonstrations, guides you through the full variety of acrylic techniques, from colour mixing to special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist.
The second part of this book on acrylic techniques , Themes, demonstrates how individual artists tackle a variety of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy.
All in all, this painting techniques book provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help you develop your own acrylic style.
This art techniques book is one of many art books available from the National Gallery, which include art history books, art exhibition catalogues and gift books.