A 175-page paperback book by Ian Coleman.
Acrylics are a versatile medium and Ian Coleman shows the wide variety of styles that can be achieved. This book is packed with useful information on painting techniques explained in a clear manner. With step-by-step examples, it explains the core brush skills for a beginner. For those with more experience, it introduces a range of techniques so you can learn, for example, how to blend your colours, use transparent washes to create tones, and paint multiple layers of thick and thin textures to give your work subtlety. Other useful techniques include: painting with flat colour for a stylized portrait, line and wash painting that looks similar to a watercolour, using gesso for a realistic rock texture and lifting off wet colour. There are eleven classic paint techniques featured. With Ian’s clear instruction, this book guides you through the principles of handling the paint, which can be applied to any style of painting, however loose, expressive or abstract it may be.
- Focus on your brush skills to achieve a range of styles and finishes
- Eleven classic paint techniques featured with step-by-step instruction
- A range of examples, including people, still life, abstract and animals
Ian Coleman has been working in acrylics for over thirty years, first as an advertising and commercial illustrator and then as a professional artist specializing in natural history. He has won numerous awards and regularly runs workshops. His work can be found in collections in America, New Zealand, France, Italy, Holland and the UK.
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Image at the top:
‘Bird on a Rock’
Acrylic and gesso
by Ian Coleman
from the book Painting With Acrylics