Acrylic Innovation. Styles and Techniques Featuring 84 by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

Acrylic is frequently used as an alternative for oil paint or watercolor, however the genuine gold mine is in permitting the medium freedom to do what it does most sensible. This publication indicates how state-of-the-art artists are doing precisely that. it truly is loaded with unique art and priceless perception from sixty four artists, exceedingly various in kinds and matters, each one utilizing acrylic in designated how you can create expressive and private art.

  • 64 artists provide their person rules, techniques and inspirations for operating with acrylic paints
  • 29 kinds, starting from photorealism to minimum colour box and every thing in among, are explored via artist profiles, paintings and boundary-breaking "challenges" that supply dynamic beginning issues to your personal art
  • 29 step by step demonstrations illustrate acrylic-driven concepts you could take immediately in your paintings, together with college and assemblage, opposite portray, printmaking, unintended stenciling, operating with steel combinations and more

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    Cm. ISBN 978-1-60061-864-2 (alk. paper) 1. Acrylic painting--Technique. I. Title. II. Title: Styles and techniques featuring 64 visionary artists. III. Title: Styles and techniques featuring sixty four visionary artists. 4’26--dc22 2010018580 Edited by Kelly C. Messerly, Designed by Clare Finney, Production coordinated by Mark Griffin About the Author Author photo by Reynaldo Villalobos. Born and raised on the East Coast in the United States, Nancy Reyner received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Columbia University.

    I have enjoyed immensely working with the F+W and North Light Books staff, with extra thanks to Jamie Markle and Kelly Messerly. Dedication This book is dedicated to my son, Jacob Cooper Cohen, who has been and continues to be a great inspiration for me. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: How to Use this Book Essential Acrylic Tips SECTION 1 The Realistic Window Epic Narrative Photorealism Portrait Still Life Landscape SECTION 2 Abstracting the Window Figure as Form Reductive Flat Space Romanticized Exaggeration SECTION 3 Changing Perspectives Inside & Outside Multiple Perspectives Composite Arrangements Collage Sherry Loehr Tulips and Oranges Acrylic on board 24" × 36" (61cm × 91cm) Gary Denmark Jongleur 2 Acrylic and collage on board 48" × 48" (122cm × 122cm) SECTION 4 Engaging the Picture Plane Mapping: Planes & Fragments Confronting the Viewer Isolated Imagery Embellished Form Hard Edge Graphic Pattern Fields SECTION 5 Spatial Push-Pull Marking Space Free-Floating Organics Text, Line & Image Geometry & Space SECTION 6 Minimal Sheens & Texture Illuminated Color Field A Singular Note Veiling Forms Contributing Artists Bruce Cody Capitol City Sunlight Acrylic on canvas 16" × 30" (41cm × 76cm) Hamish Allan House and Hills Acrylic on canvas 24" × 24" (61cm × 61cm) INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE TH IS BOOK Nancy Reyner Essence (detail) Acrylic and gold leaf on panel 32" × 26" (81cm × 66cm) Need an idea?

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