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The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium







The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium

A complete course on acrylic painting for beginners and experienced artists that covers classic approaches and new innovations 

Embraced for versatility, quick-drying properties, and non-toxicity, no medium offers a wider range of effects forcreating highly expressive art than acrylics. With its flexibility and ease of use, acrylic paint is a must-try for painters—no matter your skill level.

Here noted artist and School of Visual Arts instructor James Van Patten draws from

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  • A grateful reader says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow a book that does not insult my intelligence., August 30, 2016
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    Excellent book. I enjoyed that the author talked honestly about supplies and needs. I also enjoyed that the author said art is about seeing and conveying ones vision to the world. It was not a fluff book,instead it was intellectually stimulating.
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  • Reni says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    This one is one of the best and I think that even an advanced artist will …, July 14, 2016
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    Reni (O BRIEN, OR, United States) –

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    This review is from: The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium (Paperback)
    This is one of many books on acrylic painting that I have read. This one is one of the best and I think that even an advanced artist will find that it offers many interesting and thought provoking subjects.
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  • Harold Roth says:
    32 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    so I’m going to tell the truth–this is not a good introduction to acrylic painting, May 29, 2016
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    Harold Roth (Elmira, NY) –

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    Nobody bought me off to write this review, so I’m going to tell the truth–this is not a good introduction to acrylic painting. For that, check out Painting in Acrylics by Lorena Kloosterboer. That will get you much farther than this rather rudimentary book will. Personally, I bought this book not because I needed another intro to acrylic painting book but because, yes, I liked the cover. I looked forward to seeing more such paintings inside. But most of those inside are paintings of marshes full of dead plants and water filled with rotting vegetation. Just a weird vibe. Then there’s the tracing of photographs and completing one little section of a painting at a time before moving on to the next. I have seen hyperrealists paint without tracing or using projectors, so I know it’s possible. But forget that–this book is just too sparse to function as a good intro to working with acrylics. I would have given this book three stars because it is pretty average for an intro to painting book–light on content. But because of the very bloated bought-and-paid-for reviews, I kicked it down a notch.
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