Award-winning author and leading artist Terry Harrison provides over 100 top tips for painting in acrylics in a small, spiral-bound format that artists will find convenient to use while painting. Terry takes the mystery out of painting with quick, clever tips that are easy to follow and effective, covering topics from what to buy and how to transfer images to using watercolour and oil techniques with acrylics, using additives such as texture paste or even eggshells and sawdust, and painting skies, fields, foregrounds, trees, mountains, water, buildings and more.
Terry Harrison grew up in Norfolk, UK. His early art education was basic and he never dreamed that he would one day become an artist. At fifteen, Terry moved to Hampshire and, inspired by his brilliant art teacher, won a place at Farnham Art School at the age of sixteen. After graduating he became a graphic artist but continued to paint in his spare time. In 1984 Terry gave up his job to paint full time and never looked back, teaching and demonstrating his watercolour techniques throughout the world, developing his own range of brushes and paints and writing over 20 best-selling books that have been translated into many languages. Sadly, Terry passed away in 2017 but his legacy lives on. His gift for explaining his methods in an easy and accessible way has encouraged countless people to take up painting, and his beautiful works of art, inspired by the English countryside that he loved, will continue to be enjoyed by people all over the world.
About the author6 Introduction8 What to buy10 Transferring images24 Colour26 Using photographs28 How to start30 Watercolour techniques32 Oil techniques42 Using additives52 Other ways of applying paint56 Painting skies60 Painting distance64 Fields and foliage66 Foregrounds68 Painting trees72 Painting mountains76 Painting water78 Painting coastal scenes82 Painting buildings88 Painting snow94 Index96