From tools and materials to color theory and step-by-step painting techniques, Oil & Acrylic: Land and Sea will help you master this beautiful and vibrant medium from initial sketch to final masterpiece.
Featuring the artwork of Vernon Kerr, Oil & Acrylic: Land and Sea includes a variety of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects that are approachable for the beginning artist, including dynamic landscapes and seascapes with sweeping vistas. Nature provides an endless variety of appealing subjects to inspire the artist. And with the versatile mediums of oil and acrylic, you can both layer transparent glazes and apply thick, luscious strokes of color for a wide range of interesting effects. In Oil & Acrylic: Land and Sea, artist Vernon Kerr shows you his step-by-step process for painting seascapes and landscapes in oil and acrylic, from simple sketches to the most elaborate renderings. In addition, he demonstrates how to capture the beauty of nature in all its seasons and at different times of the day, as well as the importance of making small color studies and learning the various cloud formations. You'll also discover tips for using color effectively, with additional helpful information on composition, perspective, texture, and contrast. And along the way, you'll learn special techniques for creating dramatic skies, luminous waves, and lush landscapes. From rendering light and shadow to creating realism through depth and texture, aspiring artists will discover the basics of oil and acrylic painting through engaging, inspirational lessons and useful artist tips. Beginning artists will find helpful information about selecting the right paintbrushes, supports, and paints to get started in acrylic painting. Additionally, artists will discover useful tips for using basic and special acrylic painting techniques to render textures, suggest dimension, and create effects. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. With comprehensive instruction, plenty of artist tips and tricks, and beautiful artwork to inspire, Oil & Acrylic: Land and Sea is the perfect resource for any aspiring acrylic painter.
How to Draw & Paint
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