Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings

Pick up the skills * Put on the paint * Hang up your art


Author: Mark Daniel Nelson

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781631590566

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 381

Get all you need to know about acrylic painting in one book, perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in building their skills! This unique book is a complete course in acrylic painting, built up from key techniques. As the reader progresses through the sections of the book, the author demonstrates each technique with the creation of a mini painting, measuring 5-inch square. So by the time a reader has worked right through to the end, they will have an amazing collection of 50 mini paintings, on board, paper, or canvas, that will be a testament to their skill and creativity. The subject matter for these squares varies from abstracts and simple color mixing exercises, through to figurative subjects: a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene - and many more. These can be mounted, exhibited, or simply collected in a portfolio, or given away as gifts for friends to cherish. The book is ideal for anyone coming to acrylics for the first time, or keen to improve their skills, and who is sometimes daunted by the thought of filling a large empty canvas or blank piece of board. Instead, it will free painters from creative hang-ups, and replace them with an addictive desire to create that next 5-inch square!

Painting on Location

Techniques for painting outside with watercolours and oils


Author: David Curtis,Robin Capon

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943249

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2660

David Curtis is one of the most successful and celebrated artists working in the UK today. His books are bestsellers and in his latest book he discusses and demonstrates his approach to painting outside on location. He paints on site whenever possible as he finds that working directly from the subject gives his work a sense of immediacy, dynamism, light and drama. Many artists are interested in painting outside but lack the confidence to successfully work in this way. Here David shows how to develop the necessary skills. He looks at every aspect, from preliminary planning to appropriate painting techniques and, above all, how to capture the essence of the scene in front of you. He includes location sketching as well as advice on essential equipment to take with you. With practical advice and inspirational paintings covering a wide variety of subjects, Painting on Location will prove valuable to all those who wish to paint outdoors, whether to make finished paintings in their own right on location, or to use the experience and information gathered as a basis for further work in the studio.

New Zealand Painting

A Concise History


Author: Michael Dunn

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1869402979

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 3739

New Zealand Painting: A Concise History is a completely revised and updated edition of Michael Dunn's essential overview of New Zealand painting, published previously as a Concise History of New Zealand Painting (1991). The number of reproductions is almost doubled in this edition, with over 130 colour plates, along with nearly 50 paintings reproduced in black and white. The new format gives the paintings the space and size they need to be seen at their most striking.

Learn to paint

with watercolours, oils, pastels and acrylics


Author: Alwyn Crawshaw,Peter Garrard,John Blockley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780261664142

Category: Acrylic painting

Page: 191

View: 8739


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 817

RSPB Nature Watch

How to discover, explore and enjoy wildlife


Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932315

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 6470

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned wildlife watcher, this book will help you to broaden your enjoyment of your hobby and explore wildlife in a range of different habitats and environments. You'll learn a host of techniques including observing without disturbing, different ways of recording what you see, including note-taking, sketching and photography, filming and sound recording, as well as how to organise and report what you've seen. Finally, there's plenty of information on how you can give something back to the natural environment through safeguarding your local area's wildlife and involvement with conservation.

Art and the Brain


Author: Joseph A. Goguen,Erik Myin

Publisher: Imprint Academic

ISBN: 9780907845126

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3017

The first volume in this series addressed neurological and evolutionary theories of aesthetics. Some of the authors in this second volume extend the debate by seeking a basis for aesthetic appeal in mathematics and physics. Richard Taylor and his colleagues subjected Jackson Pollock's drip paintings to fractal analysis, and concluded that they are a direct expression of the generic imagery of nature's scenery. Taken with Chris McManus's discovery that the proportions in Mondrian's paintings reflect the 'golden section', this leads us to ask whether science can help predict what human subjects will find attractive, or whether such an approach undervalues the cultural elements in aesthetic appreciation? The book also includes explorations of the philosophical foundations of the aesthetic experience, and some further experimental studies.