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  • Acrylic Basics for Beginnersby Lee Hammond

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 5.99

    Lee Hammond helps you get your acrylic paintings past that initial ?awkward stage? with great tips and tricks for achieving realistic results. more...

  • Acrylic Illuminationsby Nancy Reyner

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 29.99

    50 dazzling techniques...for work that shines above the rest! From the author of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation , this book blazes new creative territory with 50 techniques that harness the artistic power of light. Ranging from subtle glazing on metal leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly colored optical effects... more...

  • Acrylic Innovationby Nancy Reyner

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99

    Acrylic is often used as a substitute for oil paint or watercolor, but the real gold mine is in allowing the medium freedom to do what it does best. This book shows how today's artists are doing exactly that. It's loaded with original artwork and valuable insight from 64 artists, incredibly diverse in styles and subjects, each using acrylic in unique... more...

  • Acrylic Painting For Dummiesby Colette Pitcher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    Create gorgeous paintings with this fun and easy guide to acrylics! Always wanted to paint with acrylics? This easy-to-follow, full color guide gives you expert instruction and simple exercises in acrylic painting techniques and styles. The step-by-step projects let you practice your skill and stir your imagination — and give you the foundation... more...

  • Acrylic Painting With Lee Hammondby Lee Hammond

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99

    Instruction for Beginners - Results Like a Pro! You can learn to paint with skill and confidence. Lee Hammond makes painting with acrylics accessible and fun with sound guidance, practical tips and encouraging advice. As Lee explains, the magic of acrylic painting is in the layers. Painting in layers makes it easy to block out shapes, add... more...

  • AcrylicWorks - The Best of Acrylic Paintingby Nancy Reyner

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 35.00

    A tribute to the expressiveness of today's artists and the incredible versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks features 126 contemporary masterpieces. This stunning collection covers a wide range of styles and subjects from intimate portraits and ultra-realistic wildlife paintings to sweeping landscapes and bold abstracts. Captions reveal the unique... more...

  • The Alchemy of Paintby Spike Bucklow

    Marion Boyars 2009; US$ 17.49

    Spike Bucklow sets out to unravel the myths behind the pigments, like dragonsblood, which is said to be a mixture of elephant and dragon blood. Examining both the medieval palette and the often cloak-and-dagger science that created it, he uncovers the secret recipes behind the luxurious colours we are familiar with today. Driven by an overriding... more...

  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Step by Stepby Maureen McNaughton

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 24.99

    Learn the brushstrokes that will bring your paintings to life! With Maureen McNaughton as your coach, you can learn how to paint an amazing array of fabulous flowers. She provides start-to-finish instructions and hundreds of step-by-step photos, plus all the information and advice you need to create gorgeous works of art. It's easier than you think!... more...

  • Black Velvet Artby Eric A. Eliason; Scott Squire

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jesus, matadors, panthers, bandits, Indians, movie stars, waifs, and, of course, Elvis are recognized icons of the oft-despised, uber-kitsch art form of black velvet painting. In Black Velvet Art author Eric A. Eliason and photographer Scott Squire present a comprehensive overview of this covertly-loved and overtly-reviled tradition. In cooperation... more...

  • The Brushstroke Handbookby Maureen McNaughton

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 26.99

    Beautiful brushstrokes step by step! This is the one! The Brushstroke Handbook is your complete reference for mastering more than 50 fabulous strokes. Inside you'll find visual, step-by-step instruction divided into two sections that detail techniques for working with both round and flat brushes in acrylics. The lay-flat spiral binding makes it... more...