Complete with timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations, this book is for any artist who feels overwhelmed by where to start or daunted by the urge to paint everything in sight. Patti Mollica's mindful approach will lead you to better, bolder results, as well as greater confidence and joy in the process. So load your palette with ample paint, grab some fat brushes and get ready to paint fast, paint loose, paint bold.
Over the past decade, manufacturers have made drastic improvements to acrylic paint that make it wonderfully appealing to the fine artist. An extensive array of acrylic mediums is available, allowing artists to lengthen the drying time of the paint, completely alter the paint's consistency, add an iridescent sheen, and much more. This book offers all the information a contemporary artist needs to be on the cutting edge of this versatile medium.
Color Theory features everything an artist might need to know about color, including color psychology, pigment characteristics and terms, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, and much more. Regardless of your medium, a solid understanding of color and its applications is essential. With a fresh, contemporary take on the subject of color, this essential guide features step-by-step projects and practical tips and techniques to put color knowledge to effective use.
Getting Started (Acrylics Made Easy)
Acrylic Made Easy is a new dynamic technique- and project-driven series devoted to introducing beginning and intermediate artists to the fun and engaging world of acrylic painting. With a fresh and simple approach, this debut title, Getting Started, teaches artists everything they need to know about working with acrylic paint.
Acrylics, Infinitely versatile, fabulously fun! (free)
From traditional to contemporary to mixed media styles, acrylics are infinitely versatile. This is an overview of acrylics and why I enjoy working in this amazing medium. Six pages and 16 images.
Painting Fast, Loose and Bold ($10)
This tutorial describes my process for painting in a fast, bold, loose style. I will describe the paints and brushes I use, how I begin a painting, how I create a value "map," how that is translated into color and how the painting is created and developed from start to completion. Includes 7 pages and 43 images.