The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques: A Unique Visual Directory of Acrylic Painting Techniques, with Guidance on How to Use Them

Author(s): Hazel Harrison

Art - Techniques

A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Hazel Harrison. Ideal for artists of all skill levels, this exhaustive reference covers a multitude of topics concerning acrylics. The book is divided into two sections: the first provides step-by-step demonstrations that guide artists through a variety of techniques, from basic colour mixing through to creating special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part focuses on themes, illustrating how individual artists tackle a number of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy. This resource provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help artists - both amateurs and veterans - develop their own acrylic style.


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Hazel Harrison is a practising artist who works in all painting media, often using her own photographs as a source of reference. She studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London. Hazel lives in a small village in the Peak District, UK, and divides her time between painting and writing art instruction books.

Introducing acrylics Techniques Blending Broken Colour Brushwork Building Up Charcoal and Acrylic Collage Colour Mixing Colour Grounds Dry Brush Extruded Paint Glazing Grounds Impasto Ink and Acrylic Knife Painting Line and Wash Masking Mediums Monochrome Techniques Monoprint Oil and Acrylic Opaque Techniques Palette Pastel and Acrylic Pencil and Acrylic Scraping Scumbling Sgraffito Spattering Stencilling Supports Texturing Transparent Techniques Underdrawing Underpainting Wax Resist Watercolour and Acrylic Wet into Wet Themes Landscape Buildings and townscapes The figure Animals Still life Abstraction and fantasy Index and credits

General Fields

  • : 9781782215967
  • : Search Press Limited
  • : Search Press Limited
  • : 0.598
  • : November 2017
  • : 222mm X 222mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hazel Harrison
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 751.426
  • : 176
  • : 300 Illustrations, color