Acrylics Book, The - Materials And Techniques For Today's Artist
Photographs: 352 colour photographs
Unrivaled in scope, this encyclopedic reference on the mostversatile of all painting mediums is an excellent tool to help bothbeginning and seasoned artists produce their best work in acrylics.With its great flexibility, acrylic paint can mimic the appearanceof oils, tempera, and watercolors in unique ways, each methodpictured in a separate step-by-step demonstration. The author alsoexamines the use of acrylics with airbrush, sculptural, andprinting techniques?even three-dimensional relief painting andcollagraphy printing methods are included?and how several of thesedifferent creative processes can be integrated successfully in onecomposition with ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Inspiringexamples of representational and abstract subjects are depictedthroughout, and a complete survey of all the latest acrylicmaterials covers the best paint brands, painting mediums, supports,varnishes, brushes, knives, and palettes.
Barclay Sheaks, whose works are in numerous museum, university, andcorporate collections, is associate professor at Virginia WesleyanCollege in Norfolk. He maintains studios on Chesapeake Bay and inNewport News, Virginia.
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