Start to Paint with Acrylics The Techniques You Need to Create Beautiful Paintings

Auteur: Arnold Lowrey
Taal: Engels
Start to Paint with Acrylics
Auteur: Arnold Lowrey
Uitgever: Search Press Ltd
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781782213260
  • Druk: New ed
  • januari 2016
  • 96 pagina's
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Arnold Lowrey is a popular and experienced author and artist, well-known on both sides of the Atlantic. In this new edition of his popular book 'Painting with Acrylics' (Search Press, 2006) he offers an inspiring and creative introduction to painting with acrylics, and in clear, simple-to-understand terms he explores the materials and techniques you will need to get started in this exciting medium. Using a vibrant and colourful palette, he clearly illustrates all the materials, tools and basic techniques followed by a series of step-by-step demonstrations to build up skills. Before you realise it you will be producing your own beautiful paintings - with this fresh, innovative introduction to acrylics.


I found this book easy to read. It starts with some useful sections on materials, techniques, colour mixing and composition. Then there are 6 well illustrated step by step demonstrations with clear detailed instructions and highlighted tips. In the summary on the back cover these are described as simple projects. The first project involved using 10 different colours. 5 of the projects are done on watercolour paper and many of the techniques used are similar to those used in watercolour. I liked the second project best, the subject matter was easier and the acrylics were painted impasto, on canvas board, like oils. I would like to have seen more of a balance between oil and watercolour techniques and a demonstration on a canvas with a coloured ground. Tessa Spaton I don't normally review reissues, but Search Press have been making such a good job of them lately that these two are definitely worth a mention. Although they're 10 years old (gold star for mentioning the original publication date on the title page), they've been completely re-edited and re-originated so that they have all the feel and quality of new books. Printing technology advances so quickly that what was cutting edge last week can look tired and a bit unsharp now. As regards design, it's hard to put a finger on what's different in modern terms, or even why it looks so much better, but these have a sparkle and vitality to them that belies their albeit modest age. Given how hard it is to unpick something that was perfectly good in the first place, this is an amazing job. The approach is the same in both books: an introduction with an overview of the subject in hand, materials, equipment and basic techniques, leading on to a series of demonstrations that illustrate a variety of landscape subjects. As primers for those new to both the medium and to painting itself, the work is first class and definitely worth keeping in print. The fact that a book is older doesn't mean it can't have appeal to a whole new audience. I'd say, though, that even if you have the originals, these new versions are well worth a look. Learn how to paint with acrylics. This book covers many of the techniques and provides step-by-step instructions for paintings. It includes an introduction, materials, colour, getting started and the demonstrations: misty mountains, seascape, The Grand Canal, misty harbour, evening solitude and rocks in a landscape. It shows you how to achieve different effects, use mediums, pastes and gels, composition and using photographs. The book is full of fantastic paintings throughout. It was previously published as Painting With Acrylics. Karen Platt- Great all-round book covering basic information for the beginner and experienced painter alike. It explores materials available and useful tips on composition and use of colour. It then goes on to 6 step by step demonstrations which illustrate all the techniques, from washes and dry brush strokes to layering colours and building up a picture. The results are beautiful, vibrant paintings which inspire the reader to try out this versatile medium. I liked this book and think it is a good buy. Margaret Whiteoak



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29,2 x 21,6 x 0,8 cm
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Arnold Lowrey
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