Who would have thought that synthetic acrylic paint, a still-young medium with a plastic polymer base, would become the most versatile and exciting painting medium in the twenty-five years since it appeared? Today, acrylics are being used by more painters—and with more dazzling results—than any other medium. Acrylic Painting Techniques shows you why, as it explores the fulWho would have thought that synthetic acrylic paint, a still-young medium with a plastic polymer base, would become the most versatile and exciting painting medium in the twenty-five years since it appeared? Today, acrylics are being used by more painters—and with more dazzling results—than any other medium. Acrylic Painting Techniques shows you why, as it explores the full range of what you can achieve with these durable, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and fast-drying paints. Author Stephen Quiller has researched the most up-to-date materials available, the many and varied paints and mediums, and he gives good counsel concerning the brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces the acrylic painter ought to have. To prepare the reader to exploit the richness and vibrancy of acrylics, he also offers a lesson on basic color relationships, illustrated with a color wheel he has devised for acrylics. From there he thoroughly explores all the painting techniques that unleash the power of acrylics. In the creation of images, the same acrylic paints can be utilized transparently, translucently, or opaquely. The author shows not only how the techniques of painting in watercolor and oil can be applied using acrylics, but also how their versatility is greatly extended with gels, acrylic gouaches, metallic colors, and gessos. The important differences between the other media and acrylics are carefully explained, and the demonstrations of how different media-including charcoal, Conte crayon, and casein—can be integrated into one composition will spark any painter's creativity. Throughout, Quiller's full-color studies and finished paintings illuminate his text. The reader gains a greater understanding of the use of acrylics by examining the step-by-step development of numerous beautiful works, and then by applying the techniques in a series of exercises at the end of each lesson. Always in search of the ways to communicate in his art a love for the natural landscape, the author shows how he has explored the potential of acrylic painting to achieve the most exciting and satisfying results. His deeper message is that by learning to master this brilliant medium, you will expand upon your own powers of artistic self-expression.• Teaches the tips and techniques used by professional artists in clear, easy-to-follow exercises• Fully illustrated with hundreds of dazzling color reproductions of finished paintings...
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Acrylic Painting Techniques Reviews
A good general introduction to acrylic painting techniques. Quiller, quite smartly, differentiates between "watermedia techniques", which mimic watercolor painting, and "easel painting techniques", which mimic traditional oil painting. A smart choice and one which helps the artist appreciate the versatility of the medium.Quiller follows a simple instructional path through his topics, however I would recommend that a beginner should study with a painting teacher and use this book once a more intermediate level of experience is reached.
An informative and comprehensive guide to acrylic painting. The book is divided into six parts looking at: (1) Acrylic Materials; (2) Acrylic Color (or Colour); (3) Watermedia Techniques; (4) Easel Painting Techniques; (5) Innovative Approaches; & (6) Integrating Other Media. There are ample examples along the way so the reader ends up with an awareness of the vast scope of acrylic painting. There are practical exercises suggested at the end of each chapter to further extend your knowledge.This book was helpful for me, explaining some of the basic stuff such as different types of paints & materials to paint on, as well as how to prepare the painting surface. The chapter on colour was particularly eye-opening as I know very little colour theory and it is clear that Stephen Quiller is very knowledgeable on the subject. I can't think of anything not touched upon in this book (e.g. there's a bit on murals & collages). I can see this being a very useful first reference book to acrylic painting. Perhaps later on, I'll want to read about some of the stuff mentioned in greater detail & depth, as well as seeing how other artists use acrylics in their own ways. But for the time being there's enough to be getting on with. Highly recommended for somebody wanting to understand and become skilled in acrylic painting.
Covered everything, easy to understand.