Acrylic Painting Techniques & Art

Announcing the Winners of AcrylicWorks 3

Congratulations to the 112 artists selected for North Light Books’ third annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 3 Winner Notification”...

how to tone a canvas with acrylic mediums, Filomena Booth

How to Tone a Canvas With Acrylic Medium

In the summer issue of Acrylic Artist, Filomena Booth shares the story of how her Plan B turned into her life’s passion for painting when she was denied her first choice of college coursework. That “disappointment” taught Booth early on that trusting her intuition (that she needed a Plan B, just in case) would...

Acrylic landscape painting, Mountain Village Prayers (acrylic on board, 8x12), Hugh Greer

Acrylic Landscape Paintings that Transport the Viewer

Hugh Greer has amassed more than 50 years of trial-and-error experimentation with acrylic paints, and his experience has brought him to a place where he combines his drawing and compositional skills with expert knowledge on acrylics to create lush, inviting works. The summer 2015 issue of Acrylic Artist features 14 stunning paintings, and here are 3 more...

Acrylic Painting Techniques: Encaustic

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects

Acrylic Painting Techniques for Encaustic Effects It’s hard to imagine a better medium than acrylic for painting abstract art, especially given all the effects you can get by adding in various mediums and texture products. Patti Brady scratches the surface (amid other painting techniques) of all the possibilities, exploring several exercises for creating encaustic...

Perfect Still Life Setup, Park Place (acrylic on paper, 11x18), Elaine Twiss

In Search of the Perfect Still Life Setup

For Elaine Twiss, finding the perfect still life setup is a long process. She spends quite a bit of time at flea markets and on eBay in search of objects that inspire her. Though she’s passionate about discovering “found” objects, Twiss is not a pack rat. Some objects she secures for her still life setups...

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Katherine Chang Liu: Mixed Media Collage

In Chang Liu’s mixed-media work, her titles come first—a word or phrase that provokes a visual image. She wants the final painting to express the thought she began with, to condense the narrative into “one breath.”

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Rick Pas: Acrylic Nature Paintings

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

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Glazed and Confused? Not For Long!

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.