Well-known contemporary artist Jean-Paul van Boxtel introduces many innovative techniques and applications for acrylic paint, whose physical composition makes it incredibly versatile. The book also deals in detail with the latest trends, including gels and media. The first part of the book answers the question 'what is acrylic paint?', and goes on to describe the various products that are available. Following on from this is a 'gallery' section, providing examples of paintings that show the wide range of styles and finishes possible using acrylic paints. The author then guides you step-by-step through sixteen 'workshops', each of which uses a different set of materials, so that the reader can learn how to create their own beautiful paintings. These include still lifes, landscapes, architecture, portraits and abstract art. Careful attention is paid to health and safety throughout, and a useful colour chart at the end of the book introduces you to the range of colours available from which you can put together your own palette. The book includes exceptional photographs, taken by the author specially for this book.
Jean-Paul van Boxtel has loved drawing and painting since he was a child, though he began his working life in photography and graphic design. He later added painting to his portfolio, and attended courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium to develop his painting skills. Besides being an artist Jean-Paul also teaches. He has his own small art school at home, where a number of students have been attending his classes since 1991. Jean-Paul was also a contributor to the arts magazine Atelier for several years. His wide expertise means he is very much in demand, travelling the length and breadth of the Netherlands and Belgium to lead workshops in art shops, cultural centres and art schools, including the Free Academy in The Hague. Jean-Paul also organises courses in photography and digital image manipulation, and regularly arranges study tours abroad, for example to Venice, Tuscany and Umbria.
Who is Jean-Paul Boxtel? Preface Things to bear in mind 1 Introduction and origins 2 Essential information 3 Products 4 Applications 5 Frequently asked questions 6 Health and safety 7 Colour cards 8 Painting accessories Index
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