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Arts & Entertainment:Painting and Drawing:Acrylics

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60 Minutes to Better Painting: Quick Studies in Oil and Acrylic, Craig Nelson
1 60 Minutes to Better Painting: Quick Studies in Oil and Acrylic
Craig Nelson USA North Light Books 2015 1440340013 / 9781440340017 Soft cover New Book 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.2 cm 
Bring new life to your paintings with this lively and liberating guide. It shows how to use quick studies short sessions of60minutes or less to focus your efforts on the essence of your subject, enabling you to master the medium rather than getting stuck on the tiny details that slow you down. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Sea & Sky in Acrylics: Techniques & Inspiration *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***, Dave White
2 Sea & Sky in Acrylics: Techniques & Inspiration *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***
Dave White UK Search Press 2015 1782210679 / 9781782210672 Soft cover New Book 29.0 x 21.6 x 1.0 cm 
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. There is expert advice on the anatomy of waves and how they rise and collapse, creating ripples, surf, foam and spray. 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 cloud, with some innovative methods such as tipping up the surface to let dilute paint run, to create cirrus clouds. Dave's method of creating depth in sea, beach and sky using lines projected from the vanishing point will radically improve readers' seascapes. There is a section of moods and sunsets full of beautiful, dramatic examples. Finally 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. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media, Debora Stewart
3 Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media
Debora Stewart USA North Light Books 2015 1440335842 / 9781440335846 Soft cover New Book 27.6 x 21.0 x 1.0 cm 
Would you love to take your art in a new direction? In Abstract Art Painting, you will enter a realm of tactile, intuitive excitement, combining pastel and acrylic to achieve results as unique as you are. You'll learn how to explore the use of color theory in abstraction and to use underpainting to bring structure and depth to your art. In addition you'll begin to understand how to work in a series and how this can help you develop your own personal style. A sampling of what you'll add to your creative toolbox: * Pastel and acrylic techniques to use to complete your own paintings * The benefits of expressing your ideas abstractly * How to loosen up by using your nondominant hand and drawing to music * Ways to express emotions through mark-making * Using color and symbolism for expression * Working with photos for inspiration * Tips for using color studies Step into your own abstract frame of mind today! 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Acrylicworks 2: Radical Breakthroughs, Jamie Markle
4 Acrylicworks 2: Radical Breakthroughs
Jamie Markle USA North Light Books 2015 1440334706 / 9781440334702 Hardcover New Book 30.5 x 22.9 x 1.8 cm 
"Acrylics allow me to be fearless." --Rhonda Franks, p88 A showcase of the versatility of the medium and what's being done with it today, AcrylicWorks 2 features stunning paintings from 100+ of today's top artists. Filled with radical techniques, happy accidents and endless possibilities, this 2nd volume of The Best of Acrylic Painting focuses on how artists partner with acrylics for breakthrough discoveries and breakout results. * More than 125 paintings from 100+ contemporary artists * Artist insights on the whys and hows behind the paintings * A thrilling variety of styles and techniques, from intentional approaches to wildly improvisational brushstrokes * Diverse subjects, including landscapes, people, still lifes, animals and abstracts Acrylic paint allows the artist to play with textures, splashes, drippings, various tools and brushes...all the while unhindered by drying time. It offers the ability to work a painting wet or dry, fast or slow, in any number of layers without the need pull oneself out of it. It is that sense of freedom that breeds the kind of experimentation featured in these pages. Artist and art lovers alike will find fresh inspiration in these personal and creative breakthroughs. "Major breakthroughs come from mastering the mundane while striving for the novel." --Andrew J. Morrison, p25 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor, Johannes Vloothuis
5 Landscape Painting Essentials with Johannes Vloothuis: Lessons in Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Watercolor
Johannes Vloothuis USA North Light Books 2015 144033627X / 9781440336270 Soft cover New Book 27.9 x 20.3 x 1.0 cm 
Secrets to Painting Beautiful Landscapes Painting the landscape can be fun and rewarding--if you make the right decisions as you paint. After all, it is the artist's greatest challenge to somehow capture a sense of it all--the grandness, the majesty, the splendor of nature--with just a few strokes of paint on a canvas. Popular art instructor Johannes Vloothuis makes the process a whole lot easier with the essential techniques, key concepts and expert advice he shares in this book. * Learn straightforward strategies to make your paintings more interesting and dramatic, such as simplifying the foreground, composing with abstract shapes and harmonizing colors. * Discover speci?c techniques for painting landscape elements including mountains, water, foliage, snow and more. *9 step-by-step demonstrations walk you through all the techniques necessary to create successful landscape paintings. Landscape Painting Essentials is packed with practical information. You'll make the critical shift from painting what you see to painting as an artist sees. You'll learn to strategically edit shapes, rearrange elements and enhance color. You'll gain a better understanding of what to include in your painting, what to change and what to leave out. Most importantly, you'll gain the skills necessary to turn nature's bounty of inspiration into original, stunning landscape paintings. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Lakes, Rivers & Streams in Acrylic: What to Paint, Paul Apps
6 Lakes, Rivers & Streams in Acrylic: What to Paint
Paul Apps UK Search Press 2015 1782210946 / 9781782210948 Soft cover New Book 23.5 x 21.6 x 0.9 cm 
The What to Paint series is perfect for readers with some painting skills and experience, who are looking for inspiring painting subjects. Each book has 24 beautiful full-page size paintings, a colour palette and informative captions pulling out details, tips and techniques used in various parts of each painting. At the back of the book there is a free outline for each painting for readers to transfer or scan on to paper. There are also instructions on transferring the images, and on selecting parts of the outlines to create new compositions. Artist Paul Apps will guide you through a selection of acrylic waterscapes including tranquil lakes, waterfalls, white water rivers and clear mountain streams examining how they appear with the changing moods of the landscape. Every painting is accompanied by outline transfers, which are ideal for beginners who want to get started painting without requiring the necessary drawing skills. 
Price: 28.95 AUD
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