Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic by Nancy Reyner

By Nancy Reyner

From the writer of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this booklet blazes new artistic territory with 50 ideas that harness the creative energy of sunshine. starting from sophisticated glazing on steel leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly coloured optical results and shiny surfboard finishes, those methods characterize the main asked elements of Nancy Reyner's well known workshops.

50 crowd pleasing suggestions function steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects.
Possibilities are vividly illustrated with assorted paintings from forty four artists.
A "Crash path on Acrylic" bankruptcy deals an summary of the way to take advantage of those flexible paints and items to their fullest potential.
This hands-on consultant presents transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and intriguing ideas. discover matte dermis building, sheen transferring, embedding items, patinas and polished stone results. Use those techniques for natural, summary or sensible backgrounds, most sensible layers, or accents layered in between...combine, scan, and allow your work shine.

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6 and 8 sable rounds. Then paint the background loosely with nos. 8 and 12 sable rounds using colors that are complementary to the butterfly—Prussian Blue and Sap Green. Drop in dark Prussian Blue in some areas to create an interesting composition. 4 Paint Black Areas Mix black (60 percent French Ultramarine and 40 percent Van Dyke Brown). Use a no. 0 sable short liner to create fine lines and antenna. Use the nos. 2 and 6 sable rounds for larger black areas of the butterfly. 5 Paint Flowers and Leaves Remove the masking fluid from the preserved white areas.

Artist’s comment Mixing dark, neutral tones from two opposite colors such as red and green produces a more harmonious, unified and brilliant painting than using browns or grays directly from the tube. Hummingbird 2 3 Apply Underpainting Mix Emerald and Crimson in varying proportions to make two dark values: Emerald + Crimson (2:1) for a greenish dark and Emerald + Crimson (1:2) for a reddish dark. Use varying amounts of water in your paint mixtures from watery to flowing to creamy. This will help vary your values from light to medium to dark.

Using a no. 000 round loaded with the same tint, paint dots outside the markings, gradually lessening the amount as you paint outward. 8 Add More Details Mix equal amounts of Yellow Ochre and Burnt Umber to create a medium tint. With a no. 000 round, paint dots between the black dots on both sides of the body. Using a no. 1 round, apply Purple Madder to the detail on top of the wings. Let dry. Using a no. 000 round, apply dots of Ivory Black on top. 9 Paint Wing Veins and Body Using a no. 000 round loaded with a medium tint of Sepia, paint the veins on the wings and the rounded form of the body.

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