By Nancy Reyner
50 fantastic techniques...for paintings that shines above the remaining!
From the writer of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this e-book blazes new inventive territory with 50 recommendations that harness the inventive strength of sunshine. starting from sophisticated glazing on steel leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly coloured optical results and shiny surfboard finishes, those ways characterize the main asked elements of Nancy Reyner's well known workshops. 50 crowd pleasing ideas function steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour results. probabilities are vividly illustrated with different paintings from forty four artists. A "Crash direction on Acrylic" bankruptcy bargains an outline of the way to take advantage of those flexible paints and items to their fullest capability. This hands-on advisor offers transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and intriguing ideas. discover matte epidermis building, sheen moving, embedding gadgets, patinas and polished stone results. Use those methods for natural, summary or lifelike styles...as backgrounds, most sensible layers, or accents layered in between...combine, test, and allow your work shine.
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Some of the petals can be a slightly darker Cadmium Yellow Medium. To suggest small pink flowers, just touch the tips of the bristles to the canvas using a brush-mix of Quinacridone Violet and Titanium White. As the stream moves into the distance, the flower values should lighten and the flowers themselves should become less distinct. Step 13: Check Colors and Values Take a final look at your entire painting to see that your colors and values are correct. Compare your painting to the value schematic on page 44 to help you see where the lightest lights and darkest darks should be, and that all other values are correct relative to where they are in the painting.
Vary the height of the grasses. indd 48 2/21/08 4:40:10 PM Step 12: Paint Spring Flowers along Embankment Use a no. 1 liner and dark green mix to pull leaves and stems that grow up and curve over the shaded area of the stream at bottom left. With a clean liner, pick up Cadmium Yellow Light and stroke in shapes that suggest bright yellow daffodils. Some of the petals can be a slightly darker Cadmium Yellow Medium. To suggest small pink flowers, just touch the tips of the bristles to the canvas using a brush-mix of Quinacridone Violet and Titanium White.
6, 8 and 10 stiff bristle flats, nos. 6 and 8 badger filberts, no. 2 script liner, nos. 12 and 24 badger flats, large soft mop brush Other materials Clear medium mix, gray graphite paper, tracing paper, paper towels, palette knife CANVAS PREPARATION After you have applied an orange acrylic undercoat, transferred the drawing to the canvas, and based in the tree trunks with black gesso as described below, brush a sparing amount (less than 1 tablespoon) of the clear medium mix over the entire canvas using a 2-inch (51mm) soft bristle brush.
Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques by Nancy Reyner