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An artist-to-artist guide to acrylics today

Acrylics are an astoundingly versatile medium, as evidenced by the diversity of work emerging from studios around the country. This book takes you inside the studios and creative minds of 9 of today's top acrylic artists as they share favorite techniques, distinctive approaches, and examples of their best work.

Packed with expert advice, Inside Acrylics will help beginning and intermediate artists make the most of both traditional acrylics and their new, slow-drying cousins.

  • Real-world advice from 9 top acrylic artists, from the way they organize their palettes to tried and true strategies for painting in the studio, painting portraits, and painting outdoors.
  • 18 step-by-step demonstrations of favorite techniques.
  • How to use acrylic paints, gels and mediums to achieve the look of oil paints, innovations in mixed media, and effects not achievable with any other medium.
  • Advice on everything from materials and color theory to varnishing and care of finished work.

Inside Acrylics contains years of hands-on experience to help up-and-coming artists make sense of all the options, save trial-and-error time, and explore the exciting possibilities of this most remarkable medium.

About the Author

Phil Garrett founded King Snake Press for the production of monotypes in his studio in Greenville, South Carolina in 1998. His prints and paintings are in public and private collections in the United States, Europe and Japan. In October 2005, 2006 and 2008, he lectured and taught workshops on acrylic painting methods in art schools in the Japanese cities of Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Fukuoka sponsored by GOLDEN Artist Colors and Turner Company of Osaka. Visit his website at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781440317033
ISBN-10: 1440317038
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: August 16th, 2013
Pages: 127
Language: English