By Wendon Blake
Demonstrating how acrylic paints not just lend themselves to all simple watercolor ideas, this consultant bargains step by step assurance of portray surfaces, shades, and mediums in addition to easy ideas: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, scumbling, opaque, and extra. comprises seventy five work via major American watercolorists demonstrating notable number of concepts. 126 illustrations, together with 21 in complete colour.
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A strong hand can scratch away a thin line for a blade of grass or a twig. For scraping away wet paint without marring the surface of your watercolor paper, nothing is better than a blunt butter knife found in the kitchen. The tip will scrape away a thin line, while the side of the knife can scrape away an area an inch wide. Be sure the knife isn’t too sharp; it should squeeze the paint out of the paper rather than scratch away the surface. Another useful instrument for scraping away a line of wet paint is the ordinary wooden ice cream stick.
The purpose of this book is to introduce the watercolorist to the extraordinary new possibilities of acrylic. In the pages that follow, you’ll discover how acrylic lends itself to all the basic watercolor techniques; but even more important, you’ll learn how acrylic can extend the range of traditional watercolor techniques to encompass new technical possibilities which are beyond the range of traditional watercolor. You’ll also find it refreshing to learn how acrylic, when used as a watercolor medium, eliminates many of the headaches which can make traditional watercolor so exasperating for the beginning painter.
Rough Arches watercolor paper, 14”x21 ”. Acrylic is particularly useful in watercolor portraiture because the subtle, three dimensional forms of the human face and figure can be built up gradually in a series of washes— without any fear that each new wash will destroy the vitality of the dried color underneath. The head and hands can first be modeled in monochrome to develop form and likeness, then washed over with color. Notice how touches of drybrush enliven the texture of the shirt and trousers.
Acrylic Watercolor Painting by Wendon Blake