Friday, 4 January 2008

Acrylic Revolution - A Book Review

I was first introduced to this book when I joined the Yahoo group Acrylic Artists back in September. We are currently working our way through the techniques included in the book.

Acrylic Revolution: new tricks & techniques for working with the world’s most versatile medium, written by Nancy Reyner is full of techniques in using acrylic paints and mediums. It covers a gambit of information starting with the basics of the materials used (brushes, paints, palettes, knives and equipment set up) through preserving, varnishing and caring for your work.

Ms. Reyner has included over 100 techniques. The techniques are grouped together under various categories and are geared for any level of artist. Attempt these techniques in the order provided or as they appeal to you. Whichever way you do, you will gain the experience of using the materials and expand your knowledge of how the acrylic paints work.

This book includes a Table of Content, Glossary and an Index. Also included is a Gallery of selected artists works in full colour. Very inspiring!

The book does rely heavily on Golden products, as that is what Ms. Reyner favours. She does however suggest that you try other brands to find the one that suits your style of painting. The binding is concealed coil wire, which allows for the pages to lay flat. This book is worth the time to read and work through the exercises of your choice.

Acrylic Revolution, new tricks and techniques for working with the world’s most versatile medium
Copyright 2007
Written by Nancy Reyner
Published by: North Light Books an imprint of F+W Publications Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1-58180-804-9
ISBM-10: 1-58180-804-9
CDN $34.99 (US $27.99)

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