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Acrylic Painting Books

Acrylics are the newest and most popular medium for painting. These books will help you learn the art of painting with acrylics using basic methods and techniques. If you are already proficient, they will provide simple and efficient techniques to help you rapidly improve your painting. Learn how to paint landscapes, seascapes, animals, portraits, sky, water and more. They include step-by-step instructions, and many contain photos to illustrate the processes.

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SP10672 SP10672 SEA & SKY IN ACRYLICS. Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies. He demonstrates spattering, blending backgrounds, painting horizons, finger painting clouds and foam. Clear instructions show how to paint effective reflections and beaches to improve your seascapes. The sky section shows effective techniques for painting all types of cloudand sunsets. Includes three step by step projects show how to paint a beach panorama with a rolling wave, a spectacular sunset over a calm sea and waves crashing on rocks. 1 Login For Price
SP12386 SP12386 ABSTRACT NATURE - Waltraud Nawratil Learn to create vibrant abstract art that reflects the variety of the four seasons. Austrian artist Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive painting. It is divided into helpful sections to teach the reader how to use acrylics, watercolours or airbrushing, as well as natural materials such as sand, bark and leaves, to create captivating pictures full of colour and vitality. Size: 225x225 mm Illustrations: 170 Pages: 112 0 Login For Price
SP12836 SP12836 HOW TO PAINT ATMOSPHERIC LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLICS-Fraser Scarfe. An inspirational, unsentimental look at the landscape in acrylics from an award-winning young artist.An exciting new talent, Fraser Scarfe's moody and expressive landscapes combine the best of the traditional approach to painting with the benefits of modern materials. His aim is to reveal the natural beauty and drama in the landscape without the need for romanticism, and this is borne out in his raw, unsentimental yet strikingly beautiful landscape paintings. This book will appeal to acrylic artists of all abilities as well as those looking to transition from oils, pastels and watercolours alike. It follows the award-winning artist through the year, offering readers productive and inspiring ways to paint from deepest winter to midsummer while they learn to engage with their subject. Using a combination of practical instruction and inspirational example, Fraser imparts his knowledge of the techniques and materials he uses, his style and his inspiration, proving that he is truly a force to be reckoned within the art world. 0 Login For Price
SP13956 SP13956 ACRYLIC ARTISTS BIBLE. The complete manual for acrylic painting. Author Marylin Scott provides over 100 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to tackle tricky subject , from skies and water to faces and figures, all accompanied by full-colour photography. Complete information on materials, techniques, with step-by-step demonstrations. 2 Login For Price
SP13987 SP13987 ACRYLIC FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER. A comprehensive course in landscape painting with acrylics by popular author and tutor Charles Evans. The book begins with excellent advice for the beginner, including easy drawing for painting, composition, easy perspective, light and shade, colour, and how to use acrylics with different painting styles. There are six full step-by-step painting projects ranging from simple skies to snowy landscapes with horses, each of which is supported by additional exercises and techniques. 1 Login For Price
SP15509 SP15509 BEGGINER'S GUIDE TO PAINTING WITH OIL PASTELS- Tim Fisher Learn to paint with oil pastels in this colourful, accessible book for newcomers to the medium. Tim Fisher demonstrates how to use the oil pastels on their own, or in conjunction with acrylic inks and paints, and watercolours, on a variety of surfaces, to create beautiful paintings that will maintain their vibrancy for years to come. The Beginner's Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels features six full step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects including animal portraits, street scenes, boats and harbours, buildings and glorious landscapes. Tim introduces the reader to mark-making with oil pastels, explains the history of the medium, and how to protect and keep an oil pastel painting once it is complete. Size: 216x280 mm Illustrations: 500 Pages: 96 0 Login For Price
SP15530 SP15530 PAINTING EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPES-C. Robson Strongly influenced by the changing landscape, Carole Robson?s artwork is packed with colour, atmosphere, texture and light. An experienced teacher and artist, Carole explores how to build from basic techniques to producing wonderful expressive and semi-abstract landscapes. Combining watercolour with other watersoluble media and collage material, the three detailed step-by-step projects demonstrate perfectly Carole?s expertise and innovative methods. They take you from materials and tools needed through to using masking fluid, salt, spattering techniques, modelling paste, cellophane and much more. Size: 216x280 mm Illustrations: 350 Pages: 128 0 Login For Price
SP15745 SP15745 COMPLETE GUIDE TO ACRYLICS. This comprehensive and accessible reference guide provides an in-depth exploration into the art of painting with acrylics. With expert advice and step-by-step guidance in a wide range of techniques, this is an indispensable resource for beginning artists, students, and experienced painters alike. Complete Guide to Acrylics covers every aspect of working in acrylics in detail, from materials and mediums to tools and techniques. Accompanied by a wealth of images, and with a useful reference section with technical data and notes on commissions, selling and exhibiting. 0 Login For Price
SP15813 SP15813 PAINTING PORTRAITS IN ACRYLICS. A fantastic, accessible and practical guide to contemporary portraiture. Learn from master artist and author Hashim Akib as he shows you how to produce striking, interesting portraits in your own style. This book includes six step-by-step projects to follow, along with friendly but in-depth advice on colour palettes, skin tone, composition, working from photographs and models, markmaking, lighting, atmosphere and much more. 0 Login For Price
SP15820 SP15820 THE ADDICTIVE SKETCHER-Adebanji Alade Giving an insight into how this inspiring and talented artist works, The Addictive Sketcher passes on Adebanji Alade's infectious enthusiasm and will have the reader reaching for a pencil or pen to have a go. Adebanji has a skill and a passion for speaking and motivating his audience in a fun and engaging way, and this is reflected in his writing style. Lively, stimulating and instructive, it is packed with numerous examples of the author?s sketches as well as examples of his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author?s techniques. Adebanji?s work covers a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, crowd scenes, urban scenes and seascapes. He?s particularly well known for his portraits and working outdoors capturing the life of London where he lives. This book includes examples from a range of subject areas. Size: 216x280 mm Illustrations: 400 Pages: 128 0 Login For Price
SP16179 SP16179 PAINTING DOG PORTRAITS IN ACRYLICS. A detailed guide to painting realistic dog portraits in acrylics. Beginning with detailed guidance on composition, colour and choosing your reference material, Dave White teaches you the essential painting techniques you'll need to start creating your own artworks; from producing an outline and underpainting to capturing the three-dimensional qualities of your pet that will make your paintings truly stand out, such as realistic hair and whiskers, getting the shine on a nose and a glint in an eye, and whether to show ears up or down or the tongues in or out. Includes three step-by-step projects. 0 Login For Price
SP16766 SP16766 READY TO PAINT-LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLICS. This beginner guide to painting the landscape in acrylics is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Each of the 33 quick-and-easy studies takes no more than 30 minutes and will teach you how to apply a crucial technique to your work or paint a particular aspect of the natural landscape. The book also contains 3 larger paintings that demonstrate how to combine the elements learned into vibrant and inspiring landscapes. Build up your skills in easy chunks learning about form and composition colour mixing working with acrylics and capturing the drama of the natural world. The exercises are all worked at postcard size ideal for a 6 x 4 inch (A6) watercolour pad. All the required tracings are included. 2 Login For Price
SP17268 SP17268 LOVE ACRYLICS. This book encourages you to get over the fear of the blank canvas and the anxiety over the outcome, and focus on the process of painting and the joy of creating. Artist and teacher Courtney Burden shares 100 prompts and projects that will build your confidence and inspire you to roll up your sleeves and play with acrylic paint in a pressure-free way. There is no right or wrong way to create a painting, so enjoy the journey, relax, unwind and have fun! 0 Login For Price
SP17374 SP17374 THE ARTISTS GUIDE TO HUMAN ANATOMY - Giovanni Civardi. A beautifully illustrated introduction to the study of human anatomy by best-selling artist and author, Giovanni Civardi. This invaluable addition to Civardi's highly regarded collection of instructional art books illustrates and describes the importance of understanding the inner workings of the human body, to the theory of composing accurate life drawings with pencil and paper. Begin by discovering the journey artists have taken through the centuries to accurately delineate the human figure. Learn and understand how our bones and muscles play their roles in our shapes, gestures and movement. Every essential aspect of anatomy is supported by photographs and diagrams, along with beautifully drawn examples by the artist. This comprehensive manual offers the perfect introduction and reference guide to drawing the human form, whether you are an experienced artist or a practised student studying the art of life drawing. Size: 210x295 mm Illustrations: 607 Pages: 256 0 Login For Price
SP17817 SP17817 ACRYLIC PAINTING STEP BY STEP. This comprehensive, go-to guide to acrylic painting provides in-depth teaching and expert advice from three successful acrylics artists. It includes a wide variety of styles and subjects, with 10 beautiful paintings explained using clear, step-by-step instructions and photos.This is a practical and inspiring guide for acrylic artists of all levels of ability, from beginners who want to learn how to paint with acrylics to experienced artists looking for inspiration and ideas. There are ten easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs and helpful instructions. 2 Login For Price
SP17831 SP17831 PASTEL PAINTING STEP-BY-STEP-Margaret Evans & Paul Hardy An easy-to-follow guide to painting with soft pastels by three bestselling artists. This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all soft pastel painting enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. It uses material from the following titles in the Step-by-Step Leisure Arts series: Painting with Pastels by Peter Coombs, Landscapes in Pastel by Paul Hardy, Flowers in Pastel by Margaret Evans and Light in Pastel by Paul Hardy. Starting with advice on materials, it moves on to pastel basics such as blending, adding tone and using a limited palette. There are sections on landscape painting featuring advice on composition and painting trees and water, capturing light in pastels with tips on colour mixing, and finally flower painting, with additional information on adding water to pastels. Throughout the book, the art of painting in pastels is taught through 13 beautiful, easy to follow step-by-step projects, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the three featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Size: 204x260 mm Illustrations: 300 Pages: 160 0 Login For Price
SP18067 SP18067 BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIO FROM LIFE- IsikGuner Observe, draw, paint, explore and master the art of botanical illustration. Award-winning botanical artist Isik Guner shares her passion for drawing and painting living plants from around the world. Her work is both artistically accomplished and scientifically accurate, and will inspire you to master the skills you need to produce your own botanical illustrations from life. - Discover how to select, preserve and position your specimens. - Develop your understanding of perspective and composition. - Learn the techniques of drawing and watercolour painting. With the help of Ekin Ozbicer?s striking photography and numerous illustrations by Isik and other renowned botanical artists, this visually stunning book bridges the gap between science and art and will inspire artists, illustrators, botanists and plant lovers in equal measure. Size: 230x290 mm Illustrations: 400 Pages: 208 0 Login For Price
SP18494 SP18494 EGG ART - Katya Trischuk. 50 beautiful and innovative designs to paint, dye and draw. Eggs aren?t just for breakfast! With a bit of imagination, they can also be transformed into beautiful decorative items and gifts. A modern and accessible hobby, egg art is something all generations can take part in, and connect over. Egg Art feeds into the current trend of working and crafting with natural, everyday objects, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Hatch a plan and get cracking on your egg-cellent designs now! Size: 180x230 mm Illustrations: 300 Pages: 128 0 Login For Price
SP19866 SP19866 THE ACRYLIC FLOWER PAINTER'S A to Z - Lexi Sundell. An indispensable guide to painting 40 popular flowers in acrylics, perfect for flower artists. This beautiful book is a illustrated directory for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 40 floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the unique beauty of each species. All the techniques you will need are clearly explained and demonstrated, from analyzing the shape and structure of flowers to mixing and blending rich luminous colours, laying washes, creating textured effects, and adding highlights. Size: 215x280 mm Illustrations: 128 Pages: 128 1 Login For Price
SP82276 SP82276 COLOUR MIXING GUIDE: ACRYLICS. Everything the acrylic artist needs to know from colour theory to complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and local colour. Clear, practical and beautifully presented advice. 0 Login For Price
SP84669 SP84669 PAINTING ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES THE EASY WAY. Terry Harrison shows how to paint landscapes in acrylics using a range of simple brush techniques. He describes what brushes are best suited for particular techniques, before going on to explain techniques such as painting a tree close-up, painting reflections and snow, creating distance and using texture pastes, glaze medium and palette knives. There are six beautiful demonstrations with easy to follow text and step by step photographs, covering popular subjects: a summer landscape, a winter scene, a coastal view, a landscape with a barn, a Venetian scene and a beautiful building covered in wisteria. 0 Login For Price
SP85604 SP85604 REALISTIC ABSTRACTS- Kees Van Aalst An inspiring, in-depth introduction to the concept of realistic abstract painting, using a variety of water-based media. This book introduces the concept of realistic abstract painting - a loosely impressionistic form of painting that leaves much to the imagination of the viewer. The subject, though recognisable, is executed with freedom and fluidity, resulting in a painting that is far from photographic. It has been described as the 'grey' area between figurative and abstract painting, yet there is nothing dull about this style, as the numerous colourful examples in this book show. Size: 225x225 mm Illustrations: 300 Pages: 160 0 Login For Price
SP86977 SP86977 VIBRANT ACRYLICS. With infectious energy and enthusiasm, Hashim Akib shows how acrylics can be used in unusual, surprising ways to create beautiful paintings full of life, atmosphere and colour. Step-by-step demonstrations, exercises and expert advice illustrate his simple, yet effective techniques and there are many inspiring examples of what can be achieved. This extensive book details step-by-step projects that include urban landscapes, pet portraits and abstracts. Neither beginners nor more experienced artists will want to be without this book. 0 Login For Price
SP87967 SP87967 ACRYLICS UNLEASHED. A complete guide to using acrylic paints creatively. Glyn Macey s irrepressible energy and imagination shows through in every part of his work. Learn to use your acrylic paints in unusual, creative and surprising ways to create open, inviting landscapes, breathtaking seascapes and urban scenes packed with life. Nine atmospheric step-by-step projects. Dynamic, imaginative techniques and learn composition, colour mixing and how to find inspiration. 0 Login For Price
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