Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 more Small Paintings

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Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 more Small Paintings by Mark Daniel Nelson includes short exercies that walk the reader through creating 50 small scale acrylic paintings using a range of techniques.

Whether you're a hobbyist, weekend painter, or a painting-a-day kind of painter, this book include lots of wonderful challenges that will keep you occupied and build your skils. This book is a sequel to Mark Daniel Nelson's popular first book. His practical instructions will be a hit with old fans and new followers alike. All the subjects you could possibly want are served up here and presented in the same thoughtful and thorough way in five simple steps.

144 page Paperback


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Mark Daniel Nelson studied classical sculpture and drawing at the prestigious La Scuola Classical Sculpture School and holds a degree in Visual Communications from the Colorado Institute of Art. He has taught courses in Human Anatomy, Art History, and Oil Painting at the Art Students League of Denver and at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the US. He lives in Arizona in the US.

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Chapter One: Introduction To Materials And Techniques

  • Choosing a surface
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes
  • Palettes
  • Colour and value
  • Basic design principles
  • Transferring your drawing
  • Displaying your work

Projects will include:

  1. Basic paint application: Door
  2. Mixing tints and shades: Envelope
  3. Opaque layering: T-shirt
  4. Simple shadows: Child's chalk drawing
  5. Using simplified shapes: Toy duck
  6. Exploring brush size: Pastry with sprinkles
  7. Introduction to Massing: Daisy
  8. Textured layering: Red barn
  9. Simple reflections: Hot-air balloon
  10. Understanding fabric: Theatre curtain
  11. Painting a rough surface: Brick wall
  12. Painting wood: Artist’s palette
  13. Combining rough and smooth surfaces: Egg on toast
  14. Painting negative space: Swan
  15. Expressive brushstrokes: Banana peel
  16. Hatching brushstrokes: Thistle
  17. Combining large, medium, and small shapes: Paintbrush
  18. Introduction to cubes: Butter and knife
  19. Introduction to ellipses: Pineapple slice
  20. Introduction to spheres: Pincushion
  21. Introduction to cylinders: Pancakes
  22. Introduction to cones: Birthday hat
  23. Light and shadow on a cube: Sandwich
  24. 'Slicing' a cylinder: Cake
  25. Intermediate cubes: Building block giraffe
  26. Combining a sphere, ellipse, and cone: Ice-cream cone
  27. Light, shadow, and value: Paper bag puppet
  28. Reflected light: Takeout carton
  29. Subtle drybrush layering: Misty mountains
  30. Luminosity: Iced tea
  31. Translucency: Teabag
  32. Transparency: Butterscotch candy
  33. Luminosity and transparency: Lightbulb
  34. Luminous glazing: Hazy city
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Hows your acrylics game? Here at PaperCrafter were split into two camps those of us that find it difficult, and those that pretend we dont. Luckily for us and potentially you, Learn To Paint In Acrylics offers 50 mini paintings to try your brush at. We started seeing genuine improvements as we made our way through each project if were not paint pros by the time weve reached the last one, were hanging up our easels for good.

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Following his popular book, Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings published in 2015, artist Mark Daniel Nelson brings us Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings. This practical book includes everyday subjects, which the author shows us how to paint in five simple steps. The range of techniques and subjects is well thought out, making it the ideal starting point for beginners as well as providing inspiration for those with more experience.



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