Beginners and accomplished artists alike are attracted to the beauty and versatility of acrylic painting. In this comprehensive book, you will find all the instruction and inspiration you need to master the medium or improve your painting skills. Accomplished artist Tom Swimm guides you step by step through 12 stunning acrylic projects, offering easy-to-follow instructions along with his personal artistic insights. Acrylic Painting Step by Step covers dozens of beginning and advanced acrylic techniques, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and texturizing. You will learn to paint a variety of subjects, including a lively floral, a striking still life, an eye-catching street scene, and a gorgeous seascape.
A guide to 20 glass painting projects inspired by artists of the period 1890 to 1930, this text explains basic tools, materials and techniques; features an extensive motif library, which provides design templates; and includes tips for adapting the motifs to suit any project.
- Getting Started
- Rock Butterflies
- Stone berries
- Sunflower Vase
- Rock House
- Fancy Fruit Rocks
- Spooky Stones
- Holiday Houses
- Rockin' Santa
- And much more
Grab a brush, find a stone, and get ready to rock Experience the magic of this fun and exciting art activity.
"A helpful guide for creating mini masterpieces." -- Looking for a Good Book"A fantastic book " -- The Classy Chics Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell'Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Starting with the basics -- including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials -- the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colors or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants. "This is a gorgeous book and I found so much inspiration reading through it." -- The Gingerbread House "The instructions are clear and engaging, while the photos are lovely and inspiring. Rock painting has become a really fun family activity for us all." -- Sharing Craft Ideas "This is brilliant, fun, and truly inspirational Highly recommend it." -- splashesintobooks
This is the first volume of the Urban Sketchers Pad series. The book has four chapters on Barcelona followed by one on the surrounding area. Each chapter has B&W sketching suggestions and offers brief illustrative texts, drawings, and maps of the places proposed followed by fully blank pages. The book guides unexperienced artists and also helps experienced sketchers to develop their skills further. As color spots in-between and coloring inspiration, the book also includes seven sketches by famous French artist Lapin. The book will interest sketchers or people who want to travel to Barcelona with open eyes and document their experiences.
This photo-filled guide offers you all the information you need to begin the fascinating ancient art of illumination, and then to improve your skills. A short history of the art, including photos of some of the world's great medieval masterpieces, gives you context, and then you're introduced to the materials and basic techniques. First learn the proper ways of preparing your parchment, selecting pigments, gilding, and using color. Next, the five steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail. By learning to create friezes, detailed human faces, flourishes, creatures such as dragons and elephants, and much more, you'll discover a skill that has crossed the centuries. Today, illumination can be used to add a special flair to diplomas, invitations, family trees, or a memorable event like a wedding, a birthday, or an anniversary.
Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery--one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colorful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression.
Flora S. Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that "You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold." Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.
--Learn techniques for working with vibrant color and avoiding mud.
--Make rich and varied marks with a variety of unexpected tools.
--Break compositional rules.
--Embrace nonattachment as a way to keep exploring.
--Keep momentum by moving your body and staying positive.
--Work with what's working to let go of struggle.
--Connect more deeply to the world around you to stay inspired.
--Embrace layers to create rich complex paintings.
--Find rhythm by spiraling between chaos and order.