Acrylic Solutions

Acrylic Solutions

Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer

Book - 2013
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Fresh new ways to create fabulous paintings with mixed media techniques! Acrylic Solutions provides the ""hows"" behind a multitude of effects you've admired in other artists' works--and then some! Based on the popular online teaching collaboration of Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard, this book illustrates a wealth of layering methods and techniques. Mix and match to achieve countless variations, building layer upon layer to create unique and wonderfully complex abstract art. Learn more than 30 step-by-step techniques for developing texture and visual interest, including collage, monoprinting, carving, colour blocking, paint skins, raised stencils, glazing and so much more. Chapters explore the phases of a multi-layered painting, from surface preparation through adding structure, developing complexity and adding finishing touches. Follow the development of two paintings as each layer adds to the finished result, with tons of additional artwork throughout. Gain insight on how to make paints, mediums and grounds work for you. Embracing a spirit of freedom and spontaneity, Acrylic Solutions is a stimulating guide for contemporary artists of any skill level. Beginners will learn how to make visually compelling paintings from start to finish, while more experienced artists will find the tools and inspiration to take their work to the next level. | Acrylic Solution is based on the online teaching collaboration of GOLDEN Working Artist Chris Cozen and mixed media artist Julie Prichard. Beginning artists will learn how to make beautiful abstract paintings start to finish, and more experienced students will learn how to take their work to the next level.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781440321122
Branch Call Number: 751.426 C882
Characteristics: 127 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Prichard, Julie


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Feb 17, 2017

I'm sorry, but its not very inspiring, or informative. It's basically a bunch of shortcuts on how to make cool acrylic paintings using all these extra materials and collage stuff. I mean...what happened to making all these effects with just simple old acrylics? Also, I personally don't like the final results of most of the pieces. There are much better, more inspiring, and informative acrylic books out there.

Mar 24, 2014

Good Basic Book on color and some tecnique.


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