Painting Party: Acrylic Painting for Beginners (Paperback)
Shiny happy paintings you can complete in an evening Simply follow the steps to fun, beautiful paintings Anna Bartlett has led hundreds of enthusiastic new painters through paint-alongs in her studio. It's a fun, stress-free way to experience the joy of painting while completing an original work of art in a single sitting. Now you are invited to attend Anna's Painting Party in the comfort of your own home. Inside, you'll find 12 of Anna's favorite paint-along projects--from butterflies and owls to flowers and Monet's bridge--all featuring her signature sense of whimsy and color. Each painting is broken down into easy-to-follow, fail-safe steps that guarantee great results, yet with plenty of built-in opportunities for you to add your personal touch. There are no complicated theories or tricky techniques. Materials lists tell you exactly what you need. Step-by-step instructions tell you precisely what to do. Simply follow along, sign your name and display with pride Like any good party, the most important thing is to have fun. Your skills and confidence will grow with every stroke - 12 whimsical paint-along projects spanning a variety of favorite subjects such as princesses, peacocks, and tulips
- Advice on selecting materials and setting up your painting space
- A variety of fun techniques including painted collage, stenciling, "beginner's Impressionism" and negative painting.
About the Author
Anna Barlett is a colorful, modern artist who lives in a long house on a foggy mountain top in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Having always loved to draw and paint, she made and sold hand-painted handbags for three years (more than 500 were sold), which helped her learn how to paint very quickly. Anna's superpower is making things simple. She started Shiny Happy Art in 2003 and has built a solid blog following. She rolled out the paint-along side of Shiny Happy Art in December 2011. Since then she has welcomed more than 500 people to paint in her studio, with her painting sessions selling out months in advance. Anna is also the Marketing and Development Manager at Downlands College.