By Nancy Reyner
A tribute to the expressiveness of modern-day artists and the fantastic versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks positive aspects 126 modern masterpieces. This beautiful assortment covers quite a lot of types and topics from intimate graphics and ultra-realistic flora and fauna work to sweeping landscapes and impressive abstracts. Captions show the original inventive tale in the back of every bit and provide suggestions and strategies from most sensible acrylic artists.
Arguable no different medium bargains any such breadth of artistic possibilities, from obvious veils of colour to juicy impasto strokes. Acrylics permit artists the liberty to maneuver from layer to layer fast and intuitively, with no expecting paint to dry...or, while used with ingredients, time to paintings the paint for wet-into-wet purposes. mixed with coloured pencil, oil, college, gels, pastes, and a wealth of different complementary mediums, the possibilities for texture and experimentation are unending. The results—as you will see...
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I am interested in the effects of light and simultaneous contrast, so I start with a deep canvas primed with Cadmium Red. I sketch the layout from life with chalk as it shows up well on the midtone value and begin with opaque acrylic and lay in both the lightest and darkest areas. I am thinking of the light from the onset. I work from opaque paint to more transparent colors, ending with multiple layers of glazing and details. ” —Jan Crooker Napa Red, Preston Craig Acrylic on canvas, 24" × 30" (61cm × 76cm) This is one in a series of landscapes I created to explore the possibilities of utilizing a split complementary color scheme.
With the help of vivid and bold acrylic tones, I transformed it into this simple, bright kaleidoscopic painting. ” Seaside Heights, NJ Beach and Casino Pier, Bernie Hubert Acrylic on stretched canvas, 40" × 72" (102cm × 183cm) I saw this image in a Jersey Shore calendar, and because the Seaside Heights Casino Pier is a rite of passage for so many New Jerseyans, I knew I had to paint it. Completed in June of 2012, I never dreamed that a short four months later with the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, the twisted ocean wreckage of the Casino Pier roller coaster would become the universal symbol of this killer storm’s devastation.
I had quite a few shots of various buyers by the time the library reopened. ” The process of creating my final sketch was done by taking a photo of an ATM machine, repeating that unit seven times, taking a photo of coin wrappers to create the “skyline,” selecting five of the dozens of photos of people from my bomb-scare day at the library, scribbling some wish list items on a yellow legal pad and assembling them all in the computer. I enjoy combining realism, pop and messaging in my work. The message aspect comes from twenty-five years as a creative guy in advertising.