Acrylic Painting For Dummies

Acrylic Painting For Dummies

by Colette Pitcher

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470526484
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/31/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 436,427
File size: 88 MB
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About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Acquainted with Acrylics 5

Chapter 1: Acrylics Are Awesome! 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Supplies: Brushes, Surfaces, and Palettes 17

Chapter 3: All About Paints and Mediums 35

Part II: Exploring Tricks and Techniques 47

Chapter 4: Basic Painting and Finishing Techniques 49

Chapter 5: Building Your Repertoire with Quick Tricks and Techniques 71

Chapter 6: Drawn to Paint — Even if Your Drawing Skills Need Work 85

Part III: Finding the Fun in Fundamentals 101

Chapter 7: Taking a Quick Color Tour 103

Chapter 8: Design of the Times: Design Elements and Principles 123

Chapter 9: Putting the Pieces Together: Composition 143

Part IV: Acrylic’s Versatile Styles 157

Chapter 10: Letting It Flow: Creating a Watercolor-like Landscape 159

Chapter 11: Laying It On Thick: Painting Like the Oil Masters 179

Chapter 12: Thinking and Painting Abstractly 205

Part V: Projects for Different Surfaces 235

Chapter 13: Creating Collages and Transfers 237

Chapter 14: Cool Projects for All Types of Surfaces 255

Part VI: The Part of Tens 281

Chapter 15: Ten (Plus One) Genres: Figuring Out What You Want to Paint 283

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Get the Creative Juices Flowing 291

Index 295

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Acrylic Painting For Dummies 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is loaded with great tips. I'm just starting on painting, and it takes you step by step. You won't be sorry you made this purchase!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent for a beginner like myself it breaks it down very well. My only problem is the photos. They are so small and there is no way to zoom in on them. I'd give it 5 stars if that problem was fixed.
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It looks really cool if u like art i think im gonna get?-_-