Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques: Gill Barron


Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques: Gill Barron

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Aimed at all painters, from beginners to the more experienced, this book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of acrylic painting: what to do, and what not to do. Learn how to choose and mix colours, and create a multitude of effects using only one set of tubes. Discover how to make your own equipment, set up a “studio” space, and use household materials to save money.

Beginners can follow processes stage-by-stage, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. A unique section on how to develop your art and take it to a wider public is full of professional secrets which can bring you success much more quickly. Try it and Fix it panels placed throughout the book suggest ways of practising and developing new skills, and avoiding or correcting common painting errors.

  • Just like having a painting tutor on call 24 hours a day—this book is packed with information on everything you need to know to get started and then get good at painting with acrylics
  • Over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques are organized in the order you would need to use them
  • Covers all kinds of acrylic paints and techniques, painting surfaces, methods of composition, textural effects—and how to mix acrylic paint with other media for some exciting results!

About Gill Barron

Gill Barron is a lifelong professional painter whose virtuoso handling of acrylics has brought her many public and private commissions as a muralist, portrait-painter, and poster designer. Having explored the vast possibilities of this versatile medium by trial and error over the past 40 years, she is well placed to pass on the secrets of successful painting, as practiced by great painters down the ages.


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