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The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques A Unique Visual Directory of Acrylic Painting Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them by Hazel Harrison
  

The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques A Unique Visual Directory of Acrylic Painting Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them

Part of the 2017 edition Encyclopedias Series

Synopsis

The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques A Unique Visual Directory of Acrylic Painting Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them by Hazel Harrison

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison. Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy. This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists - both amateurs and veterans - develop their own acrylic style.

Reviews

An updated version of the successful book, which appeared in 2008. It provides an A-Z of acrylic techniques forming a concrete background to acrylic painting. If you wish to learn skills and techniques, this is the book for you. It is not a teach you how to paint book. The immense amount of illustrations by different artists and step-by-step demonstrations help you to acquire the knowledge of how acrylics work and what can be done with them. Acrylics are very versatile and can be used in many ways. You will learn just about all there is know on the subject from scumbling, glazing, resists and so much more. * Karen Platt *


About the Author

Hazel Harrison is a practising artist who works in all painting media, often using her own photographs as a source of reference. She studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London. Hazel lives in a small village in the Peak District, UK, and divides her time between painting and writing art instruction books.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th November 2017

Author

Hazel Harrison

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Publisher

Search Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Painting & art manuals

ISBN

9781782215967

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