Expressive Abstracts in Acrylics by Anita Hörskens is full of inspiration and information on mixed-media painting techniques. The book includes 55 innovative projects and guidance on the materials and methods used.
Anita Hörskens is an experienced artist and tutor - with her book you will discover the joy of painting abstract art with acrylic paint. Anita guides you through the method of abstraction as well as the paint, surfaces and other materials you'll need to create your own stunning paintings. Chapter by chapter you will learn how to create texture, add collage, improve composition and use colour, line, shape and pattern. The 55 projects included help you pull together the skills you have learned to create your own impressive abstract paintings. Try techniques like impasto, glazing, bronze gilding, linear overlays and monochrome painting to expand your visual language. This highly practical book is fantastic for any artist looking to build their confidence with mixed media and abstract painting.
160 page Paperback. 216 x 280mm
Anita Hörskens lives and works as a freelance artist and runs her own painting school in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm in Bavaria. She has worked as a trainer and speaker in the field of artists’ supplies since 1994. She leads seminars in all standard painting and drawing techniques, and offers painting holidays, portfolio preparation courses and creative seminars for companies. As the author of numerous acrylic textbooks, she has also lectured at various specialist academies since 2004, with a focus on Experimental Mixed Techniques with Acrylic.
Anita Horskens is a freelance, lecturer and tutor, who runs her own painting school in Bavaria. Her new book, Expressive Abstracts in Acrylic, is a practical guide to finding freedom and expression through the medium of acrylic paint. Anita shows you how to abstract your subject, and offers detailed information on texture, collage, composition, colour, line and pattern. There are also 55 projects for you to work through.