The Acrylic Painter

The Acrylic Painter
Authors
Patten, James Van
Publisher
Watson-Guptill
Tags
art
Date
2015-06-02T00:00:00+00:00
Size
162.51 MB
Lang
en
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A complete course on acrylic painting covering classic approaches and new innovations in this medium widely embraced by both beginners and experienced artists for its versatility, quick-drying properties, and non-toxicity.

     Noted artist and School of Visual Arts instructor James Van Patten shows how acrylics can provide all painters with a vast range of possibilities for producing highly expressive art. Readers will learn how to use acrylics to create a wide variety of effects--from watercolor-like transparency and the flatness of tempera and gouache, to the buttery quality of oil and collage adhesive and varnish--in everything from non-representational works to painterly realism to photorealism. Van Patten offers guidance on materials, processes, balance, and composition, and focuses on effectively using color in painting. Replete with detailed step-by-step technical demonstrations and a catalog of inspiring works by notable past and contemporary artists, as well as the author himself and his students , The Acrylic Painter provides a classic art instruction manual for painters of all abilities.