‘Jazzing the modern medium’
Two great books by Rheni Tauchid. These are useful reference books and the author’s obvious enthusiasm has given a lot of artists inspiration. Rheni is a particular fan of acrylic ‘skins’ and alternative approaches, you can learn a lot from the results of her experimentation in these information-packed titles.
Today’s new acrylics have grown into the most adaptable art materials of the modern age. Developments in the pigment industry alone have given acrylics a remarkably permanent and abundant palette. And just as colours are being developed, each of the chemical components is also being enhanced. This dazzling and sophisticated book will inspire and instruct readers on how to handle today’s acrylics in innovative and individualistic ways. Learn how to create lush textures, vibrant colors, and sensuous surfaces with acrylic paints and mediums. In addition to traditional techniques such as glazing and staining, The New Acrylics demonstrates fresh applications, including soft sculpture, printing and mosaics. A selection of fine art is featured to provide artists with further creative insight and inspiration.
Rheni Tauchid’s bestselling The New Acrylics is an invaluable overview of modern acrylic paints. Her follow-up, New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook, is an in-depth, must-have resource for today’s acrylic artist. By guiding you to a higher level of adeptness and fluidity in the handling of your materials, it brings you closer to true mastery of the medium.
Moving beyond a focus on the technical properties of acrylic paints, this new book opens your mind and eyes to the artistic possibilities that are uniquely suited to the medium. Once you become familiar with what acrylic paint is, you are ready to explore what it can become. Focusing on specific technical and application processes, this invaluable handbook demonstrates the many techniques used to produce the varied effects and painting styles that you can achieve with this most versatile of all painting media.
“The original working title for my book was ‘Jazzing the modern medium’, because my experience and approach to acrylics was and continues to be about improvisation. Stretching and splattering it outside the bounds of the formal and the normal.”
In her artist’s statement Rhéni Tauchid speaks about her relationship with acrylic paint:
“My works meld colour field paintings and unintentional abstracted landscapes. They are an articulation of the material with which they are composed of. I am compelled to, after all, paint what I know. I know paint implicitly. It’s strength, it’s malleability, it’s brilliance. The paintings I have produced so far have evolved through the manipulation of the medium and it’s capacity to respond to the tools and substrates it contacts. I am enchanted and inspired by the plastic nature of acrylic paints and mediums. They are showcased in this series primarily in what I feel is their purest form.”
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The image at the top is ‘Quiet Walking’ by Rhéni Tauchid from the book ‘The New Acrylics: Complete Guide to the New Generation of Acrylic Paints’. It is made of acrylic on paper in a light box, 28×34 inches.