Creative Acrylics: A Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide to Creating with Paint & Mediums - Create Paintings Filled with Color, Texture, Unique Effects & More! (Art for Modern Makers #5) (Paperback)
Acrylics are one of the most versatile, affordable, and accessible art mediums, and you’ll learn all the tips, tricks, and techniques for blending colors and building texture, plus excellent instruction on how to paint a range of different subjects.
Confused about which types of paints to use, and how to use them? Creative Acrylics cuts through the clutter and offers clear fundamentals for working with a variety of paints and mediums to produce beautiful results. Acrylic paint is water-soluble, dries quickly, and is forgiving, making it perfect for those starting out. Begin your acrylic painting journey with an expert who will guide you through enjoyable techniques and projects as you build confidence and ramp up your skills.
Step-by-step techniques, lessons, and projects cover a wide range of styles and genres, including color mixing, brushwork, glazing, and how to paint easy florals, still lifes, landscapes, and animals. Take your new skills even further and paint on different surfaces to create an apron, painted shells, a paintbrush rest, clay pot, and more.
In Creative Acrylics you’ll find:
- How to set up your workspace to make painting more enjoyable
- A guide to the different types of acrylic paint
- Basic techniques such as understanding color and value, and how to add texture and other effects using paint and mediums
- Lessons and projects that build skills: creating still lifes, florals, landscapes and skies, and painting on fabric, wood, shells, clay, and more
Perfect for all skill levels, the books in the Art for Modern Makers series take a fun, practical approach to learning about and working with paints and other art mediums to create beautiful DIY projects and crafts.
Carla Co Chua has loved drawing and painting since childhood, and her earliest influences include popular anime and cartoon shows on Philippine television. She graduated cum laude in information and communication technology management from De La Salle University in Manila and, after several years of navigating the corporate world, she decided to reignite her passion for painting. Through her consistent social media postings on Instagram and YouTube and interactions with her audience, Carla found another calling: teaching. She has hosted several public and private art workshops since 2017 and has collaborated with art supply brands to teach acrylic and watercolor painting at art events around Metro Manila. Carla continues to inspire artists with her beautiful artwork, which includes florals, animals, portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Carla lives in Manila, Philippines.
YouTube: Carla Chua Art
"Creative Acrylics takes the mystery out of working with acrylic paint, exploring basic techniques and demonstrating how to apply them to a variety of projects. It is inspiring and encouraging, with professional tips for new painters that will help them to get good results, even with their first projects."—Foreword Reviews