Acrylic Painting For Dummies by Colette Pitcher

By Colette Pitcher

Create wonderful work with this enjoyable and simple consultant to acrylics!
continuously desired to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, complete colour advisor promises professional guide and easy routines in acrylic portray concepts and types. The step by step tasks allow you to perform your ability and stir your mind's eye — and provides you the root to create related initiatives together with your personal topics and surfaces!
* Get your ft (and brushes) rainy — gather your fabrics, organize your surfaces, and type out ingredients and enhancers *
attempt simple acrylic thoughts — paintings with brush strokes, keep watch over and skinny your paint, test with textures, and use stencils *
perform layout and composition ideas — combine and use colour, stability components, make alterations, and pull your portray jointly *
Imitate a number of different types of kinds — use acrylic paint to imitate the consequences of watercolor and oil paints *
construct your repertoire — discover texture and size, paintings with glass, rocks, bricks, metalwork, and extra
Open the booklet and find:
* transparent step by step directions with illustrations *
quite a few initiatives and kinds to fit all tastes *
fast tips and strategies to start portray straight away *
plenty of colourful work to encourage creativity *
important tricks for bettering your drawing abilities *
Full-scale tasks on the finish of so much chapters *
workouts to jump-start your inventive ardour

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Preparing boards and canvases Primed painting surfaces come prepared for you, but raw surfaces need a surface preparation (though experimental artists even skip the priming and work with the very absorbent surface, thus staining it. ) The most common primer, or ground, is gesso. Gesso (pronounced jess-oh) is a combination of acrylic polymer emulsion, calcium carbonate, and Titanium White (as the coloring agent). It’s a liquid ground for preparing a surface to accept paint or gilding (applying gold-leaf, as in gold-leaf frames, for example).

Figure 2-10: Repair a brush with gum arabic. If you can’t save your brush, you can take scissors and snip it into a really sparse brush perfect for painting wonderful grasses and hairs on animals. Knowing when it’s time for a new brush You know you need to replace your brush when ߜ The round point on your brush can’t make fine line details. Demote it to a scrub brush and buy a new one with a sharp tip. ߜ You forget the brush in the water overnight and the bristles have a permanent L shape. ߜ The brush continues to shed hairs and drive you nuts.

The brush continues to shed hairs and drive you nuts. Toss these over-the-hill brushes in a drawer for a recycle project and splurge to get one that does not frustrate you. Chapter 2: Setting Up Supplies: Brushes, Surfaces, and Palettes Picking and Prepping Common Paint Surfaces A fancy name for what you paint on is substrate. For most painting needs, you want a flat, fine-art surface to paint on — typically paper or canvas. Because acrylic paint uses water, a regular old plain paper substrate buckles when wet.

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