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Series: Art Handbooks

Art Handbooks: Landscapes in Acrylics


by David Hyde

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 26 April 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489787
  • Carton Qty: 100
  • Size: 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP Price: $7.95
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Previously published as the hugely successful Leisure Arts, these Art Handbooks are being reissued in a handy format with beautiful new covers and the same high quality content. Learn how to paint with acrylics, this most exciting and versatile of media, with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

Renowned artist, David Hyde, provides a clear and practical guide to using acrylics to create beautiful landscape paintings. Using over 70 step-by-step photographs and many inspirational pictures, he shows how to develop all the skills you need to become an accomplished landscape artist. The book includes information on composition, mixing greens, creating depth and techniques such as scumbling, dry brushing, misting and glazing.
Previously published as Step by Step Leisure Arts Landscapes in Acrylics, ISBN 978 1 84448 023 4

Over 70 step by step photographs
Excellent basic introduction to acrylics
Teaches all the skills you need for landscape painting

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Materials 6
- Paints; Mediums; Palettes; Brushes; Supports; Easels and outdoor equipment; Other materials
Composition 10
- Golden section; Focal point; Eye level; L-shaped composition; U-shaped composition; S-shaped composition
Colours 14
- Mixing greens; Colour and tone; Tonal underpainting
Creating Depth 17
- Linear perspective; Aerial perspective
Useful Techniques 18
- Scumbling; Dry brushing; Rigger brush; Bungee brush; Natural sponges; Splattering; Misting; Masking; Glazing; Colour shaper
Seasons 20
Distant Mountains 22
- Step-by-step demonstration
Still Water 32
- Step-by-step demonstration
Ancient Tree 42
- Step-by-step demonstration
Index 48

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