AcrylicWorks--The Best of Acrylic Painting. Ideas and - download pdf or read online
By Nancy Reyner
A tribute to the expressiveness of trendy artists and the very good versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks good points 126 modern masterpieces. This lovely assortment covers quite a lot of types and topics from intimate images and ultra-realistic flora and fauna work to sweeping landscapes and ambitious abstracts. Captions demonstrate the original inventive tale at the back of every piece and supply advice and strategies from best acrylic artists.
Arguable no different medium bargains this type of breadth of artistic possibilities, from obvious veils of colour to juicy impasto strokes. Acrylics let artists the liberty to maneuver from layer to layer quick and intuitively, with no looking forward to paint to dry...or, while used with ingredients, time to paintings the paint for wet-into-wet purposes. mixed with coloured pencil, oil, university, gels, pastes, and a wealth of different complementary mediums, the possibilities for texture and experimentation are unending. The results—as you are going to see...
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As I frequent farmers’ markets, I photograph (and purchase) items from which to compose and sketch in my studio for the painting that will depict whatever I fall in love with there. ” Connections 1, Kristin Krimmel Acrylic on canvas, 20" × 16" (51cm × 41cm) I use power poles with their complexity of cables as a metaphor for connectivity and communication. We pass them by, not even thinking of their significance to our lives. The poles and their wires traverse perfect landscapes or clutter our alleyways while bringing us telephone, electronic information and cable.
Boys will be boys! As I began this painting, I became so enthralled with the richness of the colors that I carried them over into the background of the painting. I almost always tend to work from dark to light, starting with a black gessoed canvas. Because the peacock itself had so much detail work in it, the background gave me the opportunity to just flow—drybrushing layer after layer of color with no real plan, just feeling. Ballerina in Blue, Marissa Madonna Acrylic and colored pencil on hot-pressed watercolor board, 151⁄4" × 12" (39cm × 30cm) I have always been inspired by the beauty and elegance of dance.
In the case of Meeting Place, I was drawn to the familiar relationship of seagulls. They were like two friends meeting over coffee to review the events of the day. Outside Looking In, Paul Bennett Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24" × 30" (61cm × 76cm) When I first saw this photo I had to paint the scene. The innocence and curiosity of children always seems to give me pleasure. Only two years of painting exclusively with acrylics after a lifetime painting with every other medium at some stage or another, I have found my place.
AcrylicWorks--The Best of Acrylic Painting. Ideas and Techniques for Today's Artists by Nancy Reyner