Rethinking Acrylic - Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World's Most Versatile Medium

Author(s): Patti Brady

Art & Photography

Revolutionize your work with acrylics

Get ready for the creative ride of your life Tradition is out, experimentation is in with this cutting-edge how-to sampler of techniques to use with acrylic, the world's most versatile medium. Inside, you'll find inventive, non-traditional, downright inspirational ways to paint with acrylic (pour, scrape, squirt, roll, layer and excavate).

Workshop style instruction covers a wide range of approaches:
Watermedia Effects * Creating Texture Gels * Subtractive Techniques * Collage and Acrylic Skins * Acrylic Transfers and the Printed Image * Pours * Acrylic Encaustic * Metallic and Reflective Paints * Drawing and Resists with Acrylic * Traditional Techniques with Acrylic * Varnishing



  • 18 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate a wide variety of techniques including engraving acrylic, intarsia, pouring acrylic objects and more.

  • Studio visits profile 10 artists and their personal approaches to painting with acrylics.


If you want to try something new...to put more play into your artwork...to test-drive some of those enticing products you've been eyeing...open this book and go for it. We're not talking just about brush and canvas anymore...get out the hand-sander and Plexiglas, and hold on tight (or better yet, let loose ), because this adventure-in-acrylics will take you through a variety of possibilities. Delicate transparent washes, lively impasto surfaces, radical multi-dimensional effects... What will YOU think of next?

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General Fields

  • : 9781440354137
  • : F&W Media, Incorporated
  • : North Light Books
  • : July 2018
  • : .5 Inches X 8.25 Inches X 10.88 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patti Brady
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 751.4/26
  • : 160