Acrylicworks 2: Radical Breakthroughs (AcrylicWorks: The by Jamie Markle

By Jamie Markle

"Acrylics let me to be fearless." --Rhonda Franks, p88

A exhibit of the flexibility of the medium and what is being performed with it this day, AcrylicWorks 2 positive aspects wonderful work from a hundred+ of modern day best artists. packed with radical recommendations, chuffed injuries and unending percentages, this 2d quantity of the easiest of Acrylic portray specializes in how artists associate with acrylics for leap forward discoveries and breakout results.

  • More than one hundred twenty five work from a hundred+ modern artists
  • Artist insights at the whys and hows at the back of the paintings
  • A exciting number of types and methods, from intentional methods to wildly improvisational brushstrokes
  • Diverse matters, together with landscapes, humans, nonetheless lifes, animals and abstracts

Acrylic paint permits the artist to play with textures, splashes, drippings, numerous instruments and brushes...all the whereas unhindered through drying time. It deals the power to paintings a portray rainy or dry, quick or sluggish, in any variety of layers with no the necessity pull oneself out of it. it's that experience of freedom that breeds the type of experimentation featured in those pages. Artist and artwork fans alike will locate clean thought in those own and artistic breakthroughs.

"Major breakthroughs come from learning the mundane whereas striving for the novel." --Andrew J. Morrison, p25

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I try out different techniques with each painting. Here I played off the abstract qualities of the rails and reflections on the horse’s neck to highlight the realism of the face and heighten the 3-D effect. Painting Willie Craig Cossey Acrylic on hot-pressed illustration board 30" × 40" (76cm × 102xcm) Both my paintings are influenced by my decision 35 years ago to keep money and art separate. Both paintings reflect my job as a carpenter repairing student rentals in East Lansing, Michigan. Willie is a friend who collects cans for the deposit and also does odd jobs for the company where I work.

Searching to control acrylic on the canvas was an adventure for me; I didn’t have any information about how to work with it, no Internet, no book and no artists to help me on this journey. As time passed, I realized that acrylic makes me enjoy painting more than any other medium I have worked with. It is a restless medium that makes you paint every second of your life, gives your hand power and your brain confidence to build your dream on the surface with transparency like watercolor or strong texture like oil.

Hint: Hay bales. The Passage of Time Carolyn Hartling Acrylic on gessoed board 20" × 24" (51cm × 61cm) My painting began with a value sketch on-site. I shot reference photos and the painting was executed in my studio. Originally a watercolor and pastel artist, I struggled with working on canvas, stiffer brushes and shorter drying times. But painting on a prepared board using both tube and fluid acrylics allowed me to return to familiar rhythms, arm movements and into my zone. The title and subject matter of my painting resonates with me personally.

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