Acrylic Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781610583442
Release Date: 2009-01-28
Genre: Art

DIVThis hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for artists to keep handy and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners, and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. With its great flexibility, acrylic paint can mimic the appearance of oils, tempera, and watercolors in unique ways, each method pictured in a separate step-by-step demonstration. The author also examines the use of acrylics with airbrush, sculptural, and printing techniques-even three-dimensional relief painting and collagraphy printing methods are included-and how several of these different creative processes can be integrated successfully in one composition with ink, pencil, charcoal, and pastel. Inspiring examples of representational and abstract subjects are depicted throughout, and a complete survey of all the latest acrylic materials covers the best paint brands, painting mediums, supports, varnishes, brushes, knives, and palettes. This book contains instructions on painting many different subjects, like landscapes, trees, mountains, buildings, still lifes, and portraits. It makes an ideal gift for someone practiced in the arts of acrylic painting, and newcomers to the art form. /div

Sketching And Drawing Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9781610583756
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

DIVA complete guide to drawing media, from pencils and charcoal to pastels and colored inks. Learn how to achieve exciting and unusual effects by combining two or more drawing media. Over 100 step-by-step demonstrations show ways of tackling tricky subjects. Includes tips on how to professionally present your work and get it into the marketplace./div

The Artist s Bible

Author:
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785830189
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Art

The Artist's Bible is a wonderful reference for any experienced or novice artist. Whatever medium you preferâ??pastel, watercolor, oil, acrylic, multimediaâ??this book, with its themed sections, provides tips, trade secrets and time and money savings advice that you can't afford to be without. Crammed with over 400 ingenious solutions to every conceivable painting problem, our team of experienced professional artists, all with many years of painting behind them, share their invaluable advice on subjects as diverse as speeding up slow drying washes, making tricky paint behave itself, creating convincing skin tones and capturing the delicacy of flower structures. Each tip is fully illustrated with both step-by-step sequences and exemplary finished works, making this book a resource that will have a place on your shelf for many years to come.

Oil Painter s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785819424
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Art

Presents a guide to oil painting, including choosing and using materials, techniques, subjects, and more.

Acrylics Tips and Tricks

Author: David Cuthbert
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785824383
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

This book sets out everything the acrylics artist will need to know. It tackles brushes and the no brush approach - using sponges and fingers - before launching into the nuts and bolts of painting. Whether the reader is a novice or an old hand needing a quick refresher course, this step by step book provides essential information on each aspect of a painting. Every artist sometimes needs an expert looking over their shoulder, nudging them in the right direction, making it clear what needs to be done and in what order, and suggesting when to experiment. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to reference often near their painting equipment. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginners and provides useful tips for more advanced readers. Acrylics are a remarkably versatile medium. It's fast drying and durable, and doesn't crack easily. The pigments of acrylic paint come in many different colors. Acrylic Tips and Tricks also describes many different types and sizes of brushes, and other tools like palette knives, canvases, and mixing palettes.

Pastel Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785820840
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Art

This guide to pastel painting includes sections on materials, the principles of color, techniques, and a final section on subjects that is designed to help you learn by example.

The Watercolor Artist s Bible

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785819436
Release Date: 2009-05-19
Genre: Art

This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists. This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, you will find practical advice on choosing the necessary tools and equiopment as well as hints on mixing colorsâ??one of the trickier skills to master until you have learned some of the basic properties of color. Next, the techniques used in watercolor painting are explained in detail, from the most basic like laying washes and reserving highlights to some of the more unusual and exciting methods like wax-resist or spattering paint. Tutorials and more than 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrate how to paint a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, people and still life. Over 180,000 copies sold worldwide.

New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook

Author: Rheni Tauchid
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823099269
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Art

The author of the bestselling The New Acrylics provides an in-depth resource for acrylic artists with an emphasis on a variety of different paint formulas, providing side-by-side comparisons of different combinations of paint consistencies and the range of effects created. Original.

The Acrylic Painter

Author: James Van Patten
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780385346115
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Art

"A complete course on acrylic painting covering classic approaches and new innovations in this medium widely embraced by both beginners and experienced artists for its versatility, quick-drying properties, and non-toxicity.aaaaaNoted artist and School of Visual Arts instructor James Van Patten shows how acrylics can provide all painters with a vast range of possibilities for producing highly expressive art. Readers will learn how to use acrylics to create a wide variety of effects--from watercolor-like transparency and the flatness of tempera and gouache, to the buttery quality of oil and collage adhesive and varnish--in everything from non-representational works to painterly realism to photorealism. Van Patten offers guidance on materials, processes, balance, and composition, and focuses on effectively using color in painting. Replete with detailed step-by-step technical demonstrations and a catalog of inspiring works by notable past and contemporary artists, as well as the author himself and his students, The Acrylic Painteraprovides a classic art instruction manual for painters of all abilities."

The Watercolor Artist s Handbook

Author: Marylin Scott
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785833826
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Art

Watercolor is a wonderful medium, but it does sometimes seem to have a "mind of its own," refusing to do quite what is required. The keys to success are good planning, constant practice and a thorough understanding of your materials, so if you are new to painting, start by trying out some of the techniques and projects in this book as well as experimenting with different color mixes and types of paper.

Oil Painting For Dummies

Author: Anita Marie Giddings
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051998
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Art

Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!

In the Beauty of Holiness

Author: David Lyle Jeffrey
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802874702
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Art

Beautifully illustrated work from an eminent authority on the Bible, art, and culture Beauty is a highly significant subject in the Bible. So is holiness. In this study of Christian fine art David Lyle Jeffrey explores the relationship between beauty and holiness as he integrates aesthetic perspectives from the ancient Hebrew Scriptures through Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant down to contemporary philosophers of art. Incorporating sample artworks ranging from the Roman catacombs to Marc Chagall, Jeffrey demonstrates that the Bible has consistently been the most profound and productive resource for the visual arts in the West. He contextualizes Western European art from the second century through the twenty-first in relation not only to the biblical narrative but also to liturgy and historical theology. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred masterworks, In the Beauty of Holiness is ideally suited to students of Christian fine art and to general readers wanting to better understand the story of Christian art through the centuries.

The Drawing Bible

Author: Marilyn Scott
Publisher: Search
ISBN: 1844480941
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Drawing

The first implement that springs to mind in the context of drawing is the humble pencil. This is a highly versatile tool, and ideal for quick sketches, but there are many other exciting drawing media, from charcoal, Indian ink, and conte for monochrome work, to vast ranges of coloured pencils, pastels and coloured inks for more painterly effects.

Landscape Artist s Drawing Bible

Author: Hazel Harrison
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785823611
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Art

Landscapes are often the most popular subject for artists. In this comprehensive guide, learn all about the equipment and tools necessary to record that special time and place on paper. Examining outdoor to indoor kits, drawing materials, mark making, composition and elements such as weather, this is the perfect guidebook for an expert or novice artist. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide. This book shows readers how to draw forms and add texture, how to lift images out of the drawing. Details about drawing in different mediums provides an excellent introduction. From charcoal to conte, and also including dry pastels, oil pastels, paint sticks, pens, brushes, and colored pencils, this book covers a wide range of mediums. Techniques like linear strokes, hatching, shading, layering colors, blending, burnishing, and wet brushing will give artists a range of approaches to find their own style.

Acrylic Painting For Dummies

Author: Colette Pitcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470526483
Release Date: 2011-01-31
Genre: Art

Hands-on, full-color instruction in this versatile painting medium Acrylic paint is easy to use, quick to dry, a cinch to clean up, and relatively inexpensive–which makes it a great medium for amateur artists. Following a simple step-by-step approach, Acrylic Painting For Dummies provides hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles, making the medium accessible to would-be artists at all levels. Featuring large-scale projects at the end of most chapters and ample additional opportunities for readers to paint along, this friendly guide will help anyone discover the artist within.