Acrylic Innovation: Styles + Techniques Featuring 64 Visionary Artists [With DVD] (Spiral)
Acrylic is often used as a substitute for oil paint or watercolor, but the real gold mine is in allowing the medium freedom to do what it does best. This book shows how today's artists are doing exactly that. It's loaded with original artwork and valuable insight from 64 artists, incredibly diverse in styles and subjects, each using acrylic in unique ways to create expressive and personal art.
- 64 artists offer their individual ideas, approaches and inspirations for working with acrylic paints
- 29 styles, ranging from photorealism to minimal color field and everything in between, are explored through artist profiles, artwork and boundary-breaking "challenges" that provide dynamic starting points for your own art
- 29 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate acrylic-driven techniques you can take straight to your work, including collage and assemblage, reverse painting, printmaking, accidental stenciling, working with metallic mixtures and more
A follow-up to the best-selling Acrylic Revolution, Acrylic Innovation takes you outside your comfort zone. Dip in whenever you feel the urge to experiment, have fun and see fresh and exciting results.
About the Author
Nancy Reyner is a painter with more than 30 years experience as technical consultant for the acrylic paint company Golden Artist Colors, Inc. She is also the author of the best-selling Acrylic Revolution and appeared in the video Nancy Reyner's Acrylic Revolution: Watercolor and Oil Effects.