New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook

New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook

Materials, Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for Today's Artist

Book - 2009
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Focusing on specific technical and application processes, this invaluable handbook demonstrates with lush photography the multiplicity of techniques used to produce the varied effects and painting styles that can be achieved with this most versatile of all painting media. Special emphasis is placed on paint and medium combinations, giving side-by-side examples of how different combinations or recipes can alter and affect the end result. Manipulation of supports and tools is also explored, as many of today's acrylic artists are straying from traditional supports and are seeking information on how to prepare and clean non-traditional supports to make them compatible with the acrylic medium. In addition, the timely issue of conservation is addressed in detail to help provide readers with working guidelines on how to approach issues of longevity in their day-to-day art practice, from starting out with the proper tools to how to clean and store the finished works.
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2009.
ISBN: 9780823099269
Characteristics: 192 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.


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Dec 20, 2010

i was in an art supply store today, browsing all the acrylic media after reading a chapter or two from this book. a member of staff comes along to help me, and mentions a fabulous book, with much enthusiasm. i tell him i think i know which book he's talking about, and sure enough it was this one! i wish i'd had a chance to read more before the due date, and it looks like i'm not the only one, as 2 of the books in the OPL system are very overdue. how's that for a recommendation?

lots of great technical information, really makes me rethink what i can do with all the tubes of paint collecting dust in my collection, plus all the gels, pastes and other stuff waiting for me to discover them. just the little bit i read was inspiring, and i think i'm going to have to buy my own copy to keep the creative juices flowing.

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