Portfolio (Paperback)

Beginning Acrylic: Tips and techniques for learning to paint in acrylic

By Susette Billedeaux Gertsch

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633221062, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2016

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From the first brushstroke to the finishing touch, let the Portfolio series guide you as you begin your artistic journey in acrylic painting.

Beginning Acrylic teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting in acrylic. From choosing the right paper, brushes, and paints to basic painting tips and techniques, this beginner's guide to acrylic painting is bursting with valuable exercises and advice to help artists master this colorful and approachable medium. Beginning Acrylic guides beginners through an exploration of acrylic painting with easy-to-understand concepts and step-by-step methods, including how to paint a variety of skies, trees, mountains, roads, clouds, and waterscapes from start to finish. Building on these basic, fundamental techniques, novice artists can practice their craft with step-by-step painting projects that are broken down and explained with large, detailed images and examples. With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Beginning Acrylic is the perfect resource for artists just getting started.

About the Author

Susette Billedeaux Gertsch is a longtime painter in Midway, Utah. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and served as president of the Midway Art Association. Susette specializes in plein air painting, and her works have won several awards and are exhibited throughout the Southwest. Learn more at www.pleinairparadise.com.

Praise For Portfolio: Beginning Acrylic: Tips and techniques for learning to paint in acrylic

Acrylic paint is an agreeable, user-friendly medium. The same could be said for Beginning Acrylic. The brilliant cover draws the reader in, and the pleasing illustrations hold the learner's interest. Ms. Gertsch provides relevant instruction on color, the art elements and principles and a number of acrylic mediums...a blessing to beginners.
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