Acrylic Watercolor Painting by Wendon Blake

By Wendon Blake

Demonstrating how acrylic paints not just lend themselves to all uncomplicated watercolor strategies, this advisor bargains step by step insurance of portray surfaces, shades, and mediums in addition to simple suggestions: washes, wet-in-wet, drybrush, scumbling, opaque, and extra. comprises seventy five work by means of major American watercolorists demonstrating striking number of suggestions. 126 illustrations, together with 21 in complete colour.

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Obviously, a hard surfaced paper will take rougher brushwork and much more in the way of corrections. You can attack a hard surfaced paper again and again without wrecking the surface and ruining your painting. A softer surface won’t take as much sponging out and repainting; you may even mar the surface by erasing a pencil line! Despite their fragile quality, the softer, more absorbent papers are especially good for beginners. Because such papers won’t allow you to hesitate, change your mind, or brush and rebrush your colors to death, such surfaces force you to work decisively and spontaneously.

Texture: Watercolor papers generally come in three surface textures. The most dramatic surface is simply called rough, which means an extremely irregular surface that demands very bold brushwork. A more popular paper for general use is called cold pressed, which is still irregular enough to be interesting, but allows more delicate work. ) You can also buy smooth watercolor paper in which the peaks and valleys are almost invisible, but not quite. Handling liquid color on smooth paper is something for professionals only; better try the rough and cold pressed first.

Y. 11501 Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page 1. - Why Paint Watercolors in Acrylic? 2. - Painting Equipment 3. - Painting Surfaces 4. - Colors and Mediums 5. - Wash Techniques 6. - Wet-in-Wet Technique 7. - Drybrush, Scumbling, and Opaque Painting Demonstrations 1. Why Paint Watercolors in Acrylic? Acrylic paints have won the hearts of thousands of artists who’ve been raised on traditional oil paints. But most watercolorists have yet to discover that acrylics can do just about everything that traditional watercolor paints can do, plus a great deal more.

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