Creating Exceptional Color with Acrylics: How to Make Color Choices That Will Take Your Painting to a New Level

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9781438000961: Creating Exceptional Color with Acrylics: How to Make Color Choices That Will Take Your Painting to a New Level

Both students and professional artists will value this idea-filled book for its innovative ways to produce canvases of unusual luminosity and dramatic contrasts. Author Lexi Sundell brings a welcome clarity to the many new choices of color and paint varieties that have recently become available to artists. Here’s advice on―

  • Choosing a balanced palette of exceptional color to suit the artist’s personal working style
  • Using organic and inorganic pigments, semi-transparent and opaque paint colors, and the new iridescent, interference, and duochrome acrylics
  • Applying gels, mediums, and other products that are now available for modifying and enhancing color
  • Creating extraordinary color effects in subjects including water scenes, flowers and foliage, animal scenes, portraits, and much more

    The author explains the qualities of specific new colors and shows how to apply them in ways that will put a stamp of individuality on each artist's paintings. More than 400 vivid color illustrations.
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    Want to create lively shadows, luminous
    brights, or subtle grays? This book
    shows you how.


    Acrylic artists at all levels of ability will discover how to make the best choices for their color palette and raise the quality of their art to an exciting new level.

    This easy-to-use book brings a welcome clarity to the myriad choices of acrylic color and paint varieties available today. You will find out how to choose a powerful and balanced palette of exceptional color that suits your working style and puts a stamp of individuality on your paintings.

  • Discover how to use organic and inorganic pigments, semi-transparent and opaque paint colors, and iridescent, interference, and duochrome acrylics, along with gels, mediums, and other products you can add to modify color.
  • Explore ways to bring out extraordinary color in specific genres, such as landscapes, animals, florals, still lifes, portraits, and more. All genres are illustrated with paintings that demonstrate the author's instructive points.
  • See for yourself how to choose and apply a wide variety of creative color schemes, as author Lexi Sundell explains each color's qualities, tells you how to mix colors, and presents step-by-step demonstrations for each color scheme.

    Lexi Sundell is an internationally known acrylic artist and teacher who lives and works in Montana. Her award-winning works appear in collections around the world--many of them exhibited in museums and at major art shows. Her paintings, which are known especially for the luminosity of their colors, often feature flowers from her extensive gardens.



  • About the Author:

    Lexi Sundell is an internationally known acrylic artist and teacher who lives and works in Montana. Her paintings appear in collections throughout the world and have been shown in museums and major shows.

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