50 painting projects to help you begin learning to paint in acrylics, one small painting at a time
a 144-page paperback book by Mark Nelson.
This book works as a complete course in acrylic painting. As the reader progresses through the sections of the book, the author demonstrates each technique with the creation of a mini painting, measuring 5-inch square. After working through all the projects the reader will have a collection of 50 mini paintings, on board, or paper, or canvas, and will have learned many key painting techniques. The subject matter for the squares varies from abstracts and simple colour mixing exercises, through to figurative subjects: a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene and more.
After a few pages of general information about materials (surfaces, paints, brushes, palettes) and design principles, you dive right into project number one. I would think that most of the projects in this book would take less than an hour to complete and all together they cover most of the fundamentals of learning to paint with acrylic colour.
Mark Daniel Nelson studied classical sculpture and drawing at the prestigious La Scuola Classical Sculpture School and holds a degree in Visual Communications from the Colorado Institute of Art. He has taught courses in Human Anatomy, Art History, and Oil Painting at the Art Students League of Denver and at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the US.
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Image at the top:
The painting from lesson 23 – Impressionist Landscsape.