01 January 2014


BC Paperback

190x246 mm



176 pages

Search Press

Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques

by Gill Barron

Aimed at all painters, from beginners to the more experienced, this book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of acrylic painting: what to do, and what not to do. Learn how to choose and mix colours, and create a multitude of effects using only one set of tubes. Discover how to make your own equipment, set up a "studio" space, and use household materials to save money.

Beginners can follow processes stage-by-stage, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. A unique section on how to develop your art and take it to a wider public is full of professional secrets which can bring you success much more quickly. “Try it” and “Fix it” panels placed throughout the book suggest ways of practising and developing new skills, and avoiding or correcting common painting errors.

  • Just like having a painting tutor on call 24 hours a day—this book is packed with information on everything you need to know to get started and then get good at painting with acrylics
  • Over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques are organized in the order you would need to use them
  • Covers all kinds of acrylic paints and techniques, painting surfaces, methods of composition, textural effects—and how to mix acrylic paint with other media for some exciting results!

Book Contents

Prelims 5 
Introduction 4
Getting to Know Acrylics 70
The Techniques 68
Trade Secrets for Fame and Fortune 24
Resources 28
Glossary, Index, and Credits 38

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