Acrylic Painting For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 31, 2011 - Art - 320 pages
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Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium

Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring large-scale projects at the end of most chapters and ample additional opportunities for readers to paint along, this friendly guide will help anyone discover the artist within.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Acrylics Are Awesome
7
Setting Up Supplies Brushes Surfaces and Palettes
17
All About Paints and Mediums
35
Exploring Tricks and Techniques
47
Basic Painting and Finishing Techniques
49
Building Your Repertoire with Quick Tricks and Techniques
71
Drawn to Paint Even if Your Drawing Skills Need Work
85
Finding the Fun in Fundamentals
101
Design of the Times Design Elements and Principles
123
Putting the Pieces Together Composition
143
Acrylics Versatile Styles
157
Laying It On Thick Painting Like the Oil Masters
179
Thinking and Painting Abstractly
205
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About the author (2011)

Colette Pitcher is a painter and sculptor who exhibits her artwork throughout the country. She is the owner of the Showcase Art Center in Greeley, Colorado, where she offers adult instruction in numerous painting mediums. Pitcher is also the author of Watercolor Painting For Dummies and is a contributor to PaintWorks magazine.

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