From the detailed instructions in Painting: Acrylic Basics, aspiring artists will discover the basics of acrylic painting through engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artist's tips from painter Janice Robertson. Also included is helpful information for beginning to intermediate painters about selecting the right paintbrushes, supports, and paints to get started in acrylic painting. Additionally, artists will discover practical tips for using basic and special acrylic painting techniques to render textures, suggest dimension, and create special effects.
This large-format, 40-page painting guide offers a variety of approachable and easy-to-follow projects, including dynamic landscapes, colorful still life, and sweeping vistas. The step-by-step projects in this book are:
- Monochromatic Painting (lake and mountain landscape scene)
- Creating an Underpainting (flowers and apple still life)
- Using Artistic License (rooster)
- Capturing Nature (snowy rocks and trees)
- Creating Mood (a cottage on the lake)
The How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. With comprehensive instruction, plenty of artist tips and tricks, and beautiful artwork to inspire, Painting: Acrylic Basics is the perfect resource for any aspiring acrylic painter.
Janice Robertson has received many awards, including three bronze medals in the Federation of Canadian Artists 2000 Signature Members show, the Margaret and William Foley Award at the 2001 Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors in New York, and the Foreign Award in the 2004 Houston Watercolor Society exhibition. Janice holds senior Signature membership in the Federation of Canadian Artists, Landscape Artists International, the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Artists for Conservation. She is a contributing author to Walter Foster's The Art of Painting in Acrylic.