Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World's Most Versatile Medium (Spiral)

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Have you ever walked into an art supply store, stood in front of the amazing array of acrylic products and just thrown up your hands in confusion, leaving the store without buying something new to experiment with? If you've ever wondered what to do with all those products, then this book is for you.

If you've been using acrylic in traditional painting forms, in this book you'll find grand, wild and inventive manipulations of acrylic that will get your creative juices flowing.

Compared to more traditional art mediums such as oil and watercolor, acrylic is still in its infancy. But what it lacks in years, it makes up for in its range of use. Acrylics appeared on the market for artists in the late 1940s as a quick-drying alternative to oil paint. In its early manifestations, it dried so quickly that more than a few brushes stuck immediately to the canvas

Although acrylic has been around for more than fifty years, incredible advances continue to be made in the research and development of acrylic polymers and pigments. These advancements are attributable not only to the efforts of a few dedicated chemists, but also to the work of an entire community devoted to acrylic. There are a lot of brilliant minds taking these minute molecules very seriously.

About the Author

Patti Brady's paintings, prints and hand-painted books have been exhibited nationally and reviewed by the New York Times. She is currently the Working Artists Program Director for Golden Artist Colors, Inc., and has lectured and taught on the use of Golden acrylics at a number of universities and art schools around the globe. More information about this program can be found at More information on Patti's work can be found at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781600610134
ISBN-10: 1600610137
Publisher: North Light Books
Publication Date: December 29th, 2008
Pages: 160
Language: English