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By Wendon Blake

Demonstrating how acrylic paints not just lend themselves to all easy watercolor strategies, this advisor deals step by step insurance of portray surfaces, colours, and mediums in addition to easy innovations: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, scumbling, opaque, and extra. contains seventy five work by means of prime American watercolorists demonstrating notable number of innovations. 126 illustrations, together with 21 in complete colour.

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Like many distinguished watercolorists, you might very well discover that you like the two media equally, and will switch from one to the other, depending upon your mood and the effects you hope to achieve in a particular painting. To demonstrate the extraordinary variety of watercolor techniques that are possible when you work with acrylic paints, this book is illustrated with a diverse selection of paintings by leading American watercolorists. You’ll find that paintings done in watercolor are hard to tell from those done in acrylic.

Traditional watercolors often come in tubes with metal caps that can be loosened after heating with a match. But acrylic paints come in tubes that have plastic caps which may be ruined by a match. Drawing board: Cut a piece of wallboard to a size slightly larger than the sheet size of the paper you expect to take along. If you work on full sheets (22” x 30”), take along a board that’s 24” x 32”. If you work on half sheets (15” x 22”), a board 18” x 24” is a good standard size. A quarter sheet is 11” x 15” and the board can be as small as 12” x 16”.

When you’ve finished a day of painting. outdoors, be sure to rinse your brushes thoroughly before you toss the water away. Then, when you get home, give them the soap and water treatment. Come to think of it, you may want to add three more items to the list: insect repellant, your lunch, and suntan lotion. The sign of a veteran outdoor painter—who’s spent months bending over a drawing board on location—is a sunburnt neck. 3. Painting Surfaces One of the striking advantages of acrylic as a watercolor medium is the variety of painting surfaces to which this new medium will stick.

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