Composing in Acrylics
This basic instructional guide demonstrates a range of techniques and applies them to such major forms as still life, portraits, figures and landscapes. The author discusses materials and presents exercises for gaining familiarity with the medium and learning brushstrokes and textures.
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THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD COMPOSITION
PAINTING STILL LIFES
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acrylic colors acrylic on canvas acrylic on canvasboard acrylic on cardboard acrylic on illustration acrylic paint added alizarin crimson Aqua-tec artist background beach scene better board or canvas brushstrokes Cadmium red cars center panel changes cloth cm x 76 collection color and value COMPOSING cool courtesy Newman create dark areas darker diagonal directional energies doodling drybrush EVOLVING A FIGURE face figure compositions flesh tones foreground gesso glazing green hair head illustration board impasto left panel legs light look medium memory Newman & Saunders Ocean Beach oils outdoors painted surface painter palette palette knife park phthalo blue picture pigments pointed sable brush right panel rough Saunders Galleries shadows shapes simple sketch small paintings Step Four Step Three STREET SCENES technique thin thing titanium white trees triptych VILLA IN CANNES warm watercolor wet-in-wet blending woman WOMAN IN WHITE