By Nancy Reyner
A tribute to the expressiveness of modern artists and the exceptional versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks gains 126 modern masterpieces. This beautiful assortment covers quite a lot of kinds and matters from intimate images and ultra-realistic flora and fauna work to sweeping landscapes and ambitious abstracts. Captions exhibit the original inventive tale at the back of every bit and provide counsel and methods from most sensible acrylic artists.
Arguable no different medium deals the sort of breadth of inventive possibilities, from obvious veils of colour to juicy impasto strokes. Acrylics enable artists the liberty to maneuver from layer to layer fast and intuitively, with no looking ahead to paint to dry...or, whilst used with ingredients, time to paintings the paint for wet-into-wet functions. mixed with coloured pencil, oil, college, gels, pastes, and a wealth of different complementary mediums, the possibilities for texture and experimentation are never-ending. The results—as you are going to see...
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The concept of Prairie Dog was simply to present the personality of our precious twelve year old French bulldog, Zsa Zsa. To me acrylics are the more playful brother of oils. Why be so serious? It’s a painting, not rocket science. Have fun. Acrylics are fun. So what if you blow it? One of my friends, the master digital scanner and fine art printer Don Sigovich, told me that an artist said to him that he wants to sell prints of his work, not the paintings. Don’s response was, “What are you painting for?!
I mostly work with the light coming from behind, probably for the mystery that it brings. It’s not always easy because there is often a lack of information in the face, but through the years I have developed some tricks with reflection. I prefer to watch and follow my model, trying to catch the best light in the best angles. Then, an idea comes to life. I know exactly what I want, where I will go and how I will proceed. This painting was born the minute I saw the composition made with her hair, arms and rowing paddle perpendicular with the side of the canoe.
Art enhances our lives. Whether we view it for pleasure or create as artists, art can serve us in so many ways. My hope is that this book will bring to artists and art appreciators inspiration and enjoyment for years to come. —Nancy Reyner ONE Realistic Forever Here, Danielle Richard Acrylic on linen, 36" × 48" (91cm × 122cm) I completed this painting in the theme of remembering. I find that water scenes are great for it. I mostly work with the light coming from behind, probably for the mystery that it brings.
AcrylicWorks--The Best of Acrylic Painting. Ideas and Techniques for Today's Artists by Nancy Reyner