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Beginner Art Guides - All books in this series
“Beginner Art Guides” instruct in the fundamentals of art, then present a series of projects for the student to master. Projects are presented in order of difficulty, and are supplemented with practical suggestions, ideas for color experiments, and techniques for creating special effects. The final page of each book presents a capsule biography of a famous artist whose work offers classic examples of the title’s central subject.
Acrylics are modern, plastic-based pigments widely used today to render effects similar to artworks once done exclusively in gouache or tempera. Beginners are instructed in brushwork, in mixing and blending colors, and in using the bright, opaque acrylic pigments to their best effect. This manual’s final page briefly sketches the life and work of twentieth-century French painter Jean Dubuffet, who was a master of acrylic painting.
From the Reviews:
“Half of this excellent overview for the beginner is devoted to the many techniques possible with acrylics, the other, filled with practical exercises. An inexpensive introduction recommended for all public libraries.”
Library Journal, November 15, 2007
Hardcover / 64 Pages / 8 1/4 x 11 / 2007