In this practical and inspiring guide for all acrylics enthusiasts?from beginners to experienced artists?helpful advice abounds, covering core principals, such as shopping for materials, which brushes are appropriate for acrylic paint, buying and using a palette knife, and selecting a preparation surface. As each author adds their unique, instructive voice to the subject, aspiring artists will benefit from various viewpoints. Wendy Jelbert explains the basics of painting with acrylics and gives advice on useful techniques and their effects. David Hyde explores landscape painting, from composing landscapes and choosing colors to creating depth and painting different seasons. Carole Massey, an expert on flowers, offers valuable advice on composition, drawing the image, creating accurate flower colors, and capturing tone. Ten easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations?complemented by color photographs and helpful instructions?offer inspirational paintings for painters to both admire and engage.
Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and a professional artist who works with pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. She is the author of several books, including Wendy Jelbertís Line & Wash and Wendy Jelbertís Water-Soluble Pencils. Carole Massey is a practicing instructor and an exhibiting artist. She is the author of Figures in Watercolour, Flowers in Acrylics, and Water Soluble Pencils. David Hyde is a self-taught artist and the author of Landscapes in Acrylics.