A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia of acrylic painting 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 color 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.
With this unique A-to-Z guide, painters of all abilities will be inspired to practice blending, dry brush, glazing, masking, sgraffito, texturing, and more. Mix acrylic with other media. Choose the most suitable painting surfaces. Make collages. Dozens of paintings illustrate styles and techniques, and you can pick from a multitude of themes.
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.