It is suitable for both beginners who wish to familarise themselves with acrylic painting, and more advanced artists who are looking for new ways to express themselves. Whether you prefer traditional or more experimental painting, this book seeks to present a broad range of styles and techniques, and to offer the reader a quick and uncomplicated entry into the world of acrylic painting. After an overview of paints and how they work, there follows an exhaustive section on materials, which describes all the paints, mediums, grounds,brushes and other tools that are available to the acrylic artist. The next section covers colour theory and a wide variety of techniques, and in the final part the authors present examples of how these techniques are used in portraiture, still lifes and landscape painting. The authors' aim is to give the reader a step-by-step guide to painting a picture and to offer them background theory and knowledge as and when their interest deepens.
Oliver Lohr, illustrator, and Kristina Schaper, theatre painter, are both freelance artists and authors living and working in Hamburg, Germany. They also work together under the name of Artverwandt in the areas of decorative and stage painting, and three-dimensional decoration. Ute Zander works as a freelance artist and author in Hamburg, and her paintings are shown in galleries all over the world and are often published in painting magazines. All three authors organise regular two-day acrylic painting courses in Hamburg which draw participants from all over Germany. These provide people with professional art tuition as well as an opportunity to exchange ideas with other like-minded people, which can result in a high level of competence being achieved within a very short time.