Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment! Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later--after raising a family and working "a real job"--did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures and the pitfalls of learning to paint. In these pages, she channels it all to help others discover (or re-discover) The Joy of Acrylic Painting. This guide offers an engaging, streamlined approach for any beginner, but especially those who--due to life detours or lack of time--had previously postponed their artistic aspirations. In a fun, instantly gratifying style, Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting. With special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling. If now is your time to pursue creative fulfillment, then this is the book to ease your way. • Strategies for gathering resonant ideas and inspiration • Practical advice, such as when to splurge and where to save on painting supplies • Mixed-media techniques for creating character in your paintings • Inspiration from Expressionist masters, including ways to use their work as a jumping-off point for your own original paintings • PLUS 8 fabulous start-to-finish painting projects--landscapes, still life, figures and abstracts
The Acrylic Painter s Book of Styles and Techniques
Acrylics are famous for their versatility. They can be used straight from the tube to look like oil paints. They can be thinned with water or painting medium and used like traditional watercolors. Or they can be used with techniques unique to acrylics. Instructive and inspirational, this book brings together the diverse styles of seven top acrylic painters to illustrate the versatility and creative excitement of acrylics. You'll learn their tips, tricks, and techniques in 28 step-by-step demonstrations. Each artist's section ends with a brilliant gallery of finished work.
Handbook of Modern British Painting and Printmaking 1900 1990
The Handbook of Modern British Painting and Printmaking 1900-1990 has been designed for people who enjoy, study and buy British art. The only portable dictionary-style guide to the life and work of modern British painters and printmakers, the book provides information on some 2,000 artists, as well as entries on schools of art, on museums, galleries and collections, on societies and groups, and critics and patrons who have influenced the development of modern art in Britain. Artists are included if they (at one end of the timescale) had finished their training by 1900, and were truly beginning their professional career in the twentieth century, and (at the other end of the timescale) had established themselves professionally on the national scene by 1990. If the artist was foreign born, he or she is included if they resided in Britain, and exhibited or worked here long enough for their presence to be of significance for British art.
Presents brief articles on 1,500 modern British painters, citing their credentials and associations, exhibit and award histories, and genres and descriptions of their work. Also describes schools and movements, foundations, galleries, and other topics of interest. A portable handbook for dealers and viewers. Many advertisements. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Learn to Paint Abstracts forms part of the best-selling Collins Learn to Paint series, providing a clear and simple introduction to a truly dynamic style of painting that is attracting more and more interest among amateur artists.