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By Nancy Reyner

From the writer of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this ebook blazes new inventive territory with 50 strategies that harness the creative energy of sunshine. starting from sophisticated glazing on steel leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly coloured optical results and shiny surfboard finishes, those ways signify the main asked features of Nancy Reyner's renowned workshops.

50 attention-grabbing concepts function steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects.
Possibilities are vividly illustrated with varied paintings from forty four artists.
A "Crash direction on Acrylic" bankruptcy bargains an outline of ways to take advantage of those flexible paints and items to their fullest potential.
This hands-on advisor offers transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and interesting recommendations. discover matte dermis development, sheen transferring, embedding gadgets, patinas and polished stone results. Use those ways for natural, summary or lifelike backgrounds, most sensible layers, or accents layered in between...combine, scan, and permit your work shine.

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The texture created by the be used to lead the viewer through the directional flow is what determines must have a mental image of how you will use the wash. A small pencil painting or to highlight or accent the its name. sketch may help. Use Many Techniques When Painting Try something a little different to paint Lighthouse. Draw the building and indicate where the rocks will be. Use clean water and paint to the edge and around the buildings. Saturate the area behind the buildings with water Spatter water in the foreground.

Use a wash of Cobalt Blue and Alizarin Crimson for this dark area. Use the same color to paint the reeds and Canadian geese. Lift out a little color from the shoulder and chest of the birds by gently rubbing the area with a damp brush. Touch the area with a paper towel or tissue and the color will lift. Sign your finished painting. Place your signature in an area that does not disturb the composition of the painting. Tips for the Wet-lnto-Wet Wash ~ When you start, the paper should be completely saturated with water ~ Mix more color than you expect to use.

Draw a number of 3" x 6" (8cm x 15cm) rectangles on 140-lb. (300gsm) cold-pressed Arches. 300-lb. (640gsm) Arches is great but is slower to dry. Tape off the rectangles. The tape will act as a barrier to your wash. Flat Wash Demonstration I find subjects like buildings and landscapes are perfect for flat washes. This old bam was on a back country road near Mendocino, California. I did some sketches and took photos for a future painting. Step / ~ Begin Your Painting Start with a basic drawing, using the finished painting as a teference.

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