Color Mixing in Acrylic

Learn to mix fresh, vibrant colors for still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and more

David Lloyd Glover
AUD $12.99
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Color Mixing in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with and mixing colour in this classic medium.

Colour is a key component in art and painting and a crucial aspect of successfully completing an acrylic painting. Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills, Colour Mixing in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with and mixing colour in this classic medium. With this comprehensive guide, artists will learn how to mix fresh, vibrant colours in acrylic for painting almost any subject. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic mixing tools and materials, Color Mixing in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including supports, colour palettes, painting knives, mediums, and other essentials designed to assist in effectively using this fast-drying paint. Artists will learn about colour theory, the colour wheel, and basic colour-mixing concepts, in addition to learning about primary, secondary and tertiary colours; colour complements; hue; value; and saturation. Also included is detailed information for learning to mix common acrylics in every major colour group, including vibrant greens for landscapes; soft flesh neutrals for portraits; and tints, shades, and tones for every colour in between. Information is packaged in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow format and includes plenty of inspiration, so that artists can put their newfound skills to practical use. With its breadth of detail and helpful instruction, Color Mixing in Acrylic is a must-have resource for any acrylic painter's reference library.

Author bio:

David Lloyd Glover was trained as an artist starting at the Victoria School of Fine Art while still in elementary school. David began working as a full-time editorial illustrator after high school and was mentored by the noted Canadian artist and cartoonist, Sid Barron. For the past 28 years, David has been a full-time fine artist creating original works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic for galleries and fine-art publishers internationally. His subject matter is wide ranging, and his techniques are equally as varied.

Category: The arts
ISBN: 9781600583889
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Walter Foster
Series: Artist's Library
Pub Date: August 2014
Page Extent: 64
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: The arts