Acrylics are a wonderfully versatile medium, and perfect for both beginners and experienced artists alike. Acrylics expert and renowned artist, David Hyde, provides a clear and practical guide on using acrylics to create beautiful landscape paintings. From mixing greens to capturing the ambience of a still river on a summer's day, this easy-to-follow guide will provide all the tips and techniques you need to become an accomplished acrylic landscape artist.
David Hyde is a self-taught artist who had a natural talent for drawing and painting since childhood. He discovered a great liking for demonstrating and enjoys travelling and meeting artists and art groups around the country. He now exhibits work locally and through national exhibitions in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool. He holds regular weekend workshops and organises painting breaks in both watercolour and acrylic. His interests include travelling and birdwatching, interests he shares with his wife Maureen. David lives in St Ives, Cambs. http://www.davidhyde.org.uk/
Introduction Materials Paints Mediums Palettes Brushes Supports Other materials Easels Composition Golden section Focal point Eye level L-shaped composition U-shaped composition S-shaped composition Colours Mixing greens Colour and tone Tonal underpainting Creating depth Linear perspective Aerial perspective Useful techniques Scumbling Dry brushing Rigger brush Bungee brush Colour shaper Natural sponges Splatter Misting Masking Glazing Seasons Distant Mountains Step-by-step demonstration Still Water Step-by-step demonstration Ancient Tree Step-by-step demonstration