The world's first truly interactive art instruction book, "The Acrylic Paint Colour Wheel Book" will help anyone who wants to paint in acrylics produce quality art in days. It begins with a look at the equipment you'll need to get started and then describes the basic principles of color mixing and applying color. The book presents a series of eight step-by-step projects designed to teach you the most rewarding acrylics techniques, such as painting alla prima, glazing, painting with a palette knife, using tone, and building up color; all applied to subjects from still lifes to landscapes, and from people to the natural world. By working through the projects you'll increase your knowledge and confidence and will be able to produce satisfying acrylic art.Each project also introduces and illustrates the most important technique for the project and gives at-a-glance advice on color mixing. The color wheel on the jacket allows mixes to be immediately visible, for successful paintings every time.Turn the interactive color wheel to instantly see the results of mixing different colors.
This book helps to: learn the basics of color mixing in acrylics, how to get the effect you are looking for, and how to use acrylics in your compositions; discover the materials and equipment that artists in acrylics use most often and with greatest success; work through the eight projects to learn the basic techniques of working in acrylics; and, grow in confidence as you paint so that you produce exciting and successful acrylic art every time.
John Barber is a professional artist and designer whose work has been published by many leading publishers worldwide. His interest in art and design have led to diverse commissions, including model-making for film and TV, sculpture, and stained glass design, in addition to painting. He has lectured widely on Turner and Rembrandt, and regularly teaches painting courses near Flatford Mill in Suffolk and in La Rochefoucauld, France. John lives in London. He is the author of The Watercolor Wheelbook and Color Pencil Wheel Book (Barnes and Noble, 2006) and Oil Paint Color Wheel Book, Acrylics Color Wheel Book, and Pastel Color Wheel Book (Barnes and Noble, 2007).
IntroductionHow to use this bookMaterials & equipmentBasic techniquesGalleryThe projectsProject 1: Eggplant with peppersProject 2: French farm buildingsProject 3: Fishing boatsProject 4: English meadowProject 5: Breaking waveProject 6: Bunch of flowersProject 7: CellistProject 8: Raccoon