Rick Pas specializes in painting nature and wildlife, but his focus is on the abstract patterns and textures visible in nature, such as in the veins of a leaf or the tracery on a moth’s wing
In the newest issue of Acrylic Artist, Darlene Olivia and Sandra Duran Wilson explain more: “Glazing is an additive process that adds depth and interest to your acrylic surface, and is especially effective when applied over textures and mixed-media materials.
The materials included in the art of mixed-media collage are rarely pristine. In fact, older is better, as a collage artist is part hoarder, part historian.
Neighborhood scenes have been the main focus of Nina Davidowitz’s artwork for nearly 15 years. "I’m fascinated with the geometric shapes of houses and buildings contrasted with their natural surroundings—shrubs, lawns and woods," she says. "Sometimes nature is also geometric, as when we “sculpt” our shrubs."
Somewhere between representation and abstraction lie Rick Bennett’s acrylic paintings of the seas.
Landscape Painting Techniques If you’re dreaming of summer fields full of flowers and trees covered in foliage, there’s no reason not to take matters into your own hands. Why not learn how to paint a landscape full of sun and shadow? With Mark Mehaffey’s Paint Acrylic Landscapes: Understanding Sun and Shadow, you can learn...
Watercolor can be a fun medium. It creates beautiful washes of color that can be a joy to brush onto paper. But, watercolor can be a problematic medium. Because of its transparent nature, it's easy for an artist to lost control of it.
Learn How to Paint with Acrylics I love acrylics. Not only is the color so vibrant, but the medium itself is so versatile and the painting techniques so varied, that the possibilities are infinite, no matter what your subject. Love abstract art? Acrylics. Love lush landscape paintings? You can get the color mixing for...
Judith Fairly takes you into the abstract paintings of Katherine Chang Liu, who strives for--and achieves--balance in her art, in this excerpt from Acrylic Artist magazine.
"We see birds all the time," says Kevin Sloan, "and we feel we understand what they look like and how they move, but birds take on all sorts of quirky poses and gestures, and to depict them requires real looking."
Oh, happy day! Acrylic painting is taking the art community by storm, and so our team is happy to share with you the newest and highly-awaited issue of Acrylic Artist magazine.