By Nancy Reyner
From the writer of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this publication blazes new artistic territory with 50 innovations that harness the creative strength of sunshine. starting from refined glazing on steel leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly coloured optical results and shiny surfboard finishes, those ways characterize the main asked elements of Nancy Reyner's well known workshops.
50 attention-grabbing thoughts characteristic steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects.
Possibilities are vividly illustrated with diversified paintings from forty four artists.
A "Crash path on Acrylic" bankruptcy deals an outline of the way to take advantage of those flexible paints and items to their fullest potential.
This hands-on advisor presents transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and intriguing suggestions. discover matte epidermis development, sheen transferring, embedding items, patinas and polished stone results. Use those techniques for natural, summary or sensible styles...as backgrounds, most sensible layers, or accents layered in between...combine, test, and permit your work shine.
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Streaked washes are great for skies, rain, clouds and vignettes. Grab your brush, wet your paper, apply a couple of brushstrokes, and let's see what happens! Step / ~ Prepare Your Wash Step 2 ~ Apply the Wash Sky and water are perfect subjects for this When you are satisfied that the paper is saturated, add the wash. For this lesson mix large puddles of paint on the palette. Use Viridian and Cobalt Blue for the sky. Add French wash. Complete your drawing first. Use a masking fluid to save the white areas of the sail and boat.
Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Olive clean water I then splattered with color using Raw Sienna, New Green, Cobalt Blue and French Ultramarine Blue are used in Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Rose and Olive Green. I these areas. Falling ram, running water wispy, cirrus clouds are allowed the water to carry some of the color to the bottom of good subjects for using a streaked wash. Experiment, find some the painting to create stems and leaves. When dry I added shad- other subjects or use of the streaked wash.
As previously discussed. This will pre- I find the smaller the wash, the vent any buckling or warping of the easier it is to control. My samples are surface. 300-lb. (640gsm) cold-pressed 2"x4"(5cmxlOcm)onl40-lb. Arches will also work. Arches is the Wet-lnto-Wet Streaked Wash The wet-into-wet technique is the wash most often used. Colors are placed side by side on a wet surface and allowed to flow together Soft blending is the result of this wash. Because of the wet surface there is less control.
Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques by Nancy Reyner