Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques

By Nancy Reyner

50 striking techniques...for paintings that shines above the rest!

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

  • 50 attention-grabbing strategies function steel leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical colour effects.
  • Possibilities are vividly illustrated with different paintings from forty four artists.
  • A "Crash direction on Acrylic" bankruptcy bargains an summary of the way to take advantage of those flexible paints and items to their fullest potential.

This hands-on advisor presents transparent step by step instructions to effectively execute those new and intriguing recommendations. discover matte epidermis building, sheen moving, embedding gadgets, patinas and polished stone results. Use those methods for natural, summary or practical backgrounds, most sensible layers, or accents layered in between...combine, scan, and allow your work shine.

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Pair an iridescent with a standard paint colour. practice gloss and matte mediums at once onto a comprehensive portray to change sheens. follow gloss over a whole portray then sand in areas to create matte components. Graphite utilized with strain in several directional patches creates sheen shifts that upload stylish patterning and geometric varieties to a minimum palette. degree 2 (AFTER “THREE PRISONS”) Jenene Nagy Graphite on paper seventy five" × 37" (190cm × 94cm) aspect A element from one other of Nagy’s work indicates graphite’s steel caliber during this software.

Furthermore, using robust darks, lighting and vivid colours paintings good with the gold. GOLD MAGICIAN Nancy Reyner Acrylic, charcoal, pencil and gold leaf on panel 10" × 10" (25cm × 25cm) Chalk pastel is used the following including an engaging tender, powdery tactile caliber to distinction the glossy gloss of the gold leaf floor. GOLDEN BLESSING OF THE sunlight Sara Novenson Pastel and gold leaf on panel eight" × 10" (20cm × 25cm) process thirteen Glitter and steel Flakes Reflective fabrics, similar to glitter and steel flakes, warrantly an attention grabbing adventure, growing fascinating backgrounds or strange summary work.

Make a behavior of rinsing usually to maintain the paint from getting cheesy in your brush. • don't freeze unused acrylic paints or items. occasionally oil painters freeze the surplus paint on their palettes to delay the paints’ existence. keep away from this with acrylic. Acrylic incorporates a specific amount of antifreeze, yet after a number of freeze-and-thaw cycles, the unused paint will not be trustworthy. ARCHIVAL equipment AND fabrics There are 3 acrylic items most sensible outlined individually from paint or binder different types.

DeVary Oil and gold leaf on canvas fifty eight" × forty six" (147cm × 117cm) method eight ornamental Designs steel leaf designs, styles and gildings on a portray upload accents, curiosity and visible concentration. fabrics checklist Substrate Any portray floor pre-painted with a picture or colour instruments Small paintbrush (for difficult layout components) or huge paintbrush (for extensive layout areas), rag (or cotton balls or cheesecloth) items Gold or steel leaf, leaf adhesive, wax paper. For clean-up Water, water box, paper towels or rags STEP 1 practice Adhesive right here a knife is dipped into leaf adhesive then drizzled onto a floor painted with pink Oxide, growing free-form styles.

In its place, pour in a number of skinny layers as in choice A. entire instance Golden’s GAC800 dries translucent, yellow and cloudy during this deep pour (about 5⁄16" intensity while rainy, lowering to 3⁄16" while dry), providing the looks of wax or encaustic. for one more pretend wax influence (see process 20). instance of a Deeper Pour A deeper pour of the GAC800 (about 5⁄8" intensity whilst rainy, lowering to 3⁄8" whilst dry) nearly thoroughly veils the underlying portray. removal extra Buildup whilst dry, if poured partitions have risen up larger along the place the duct tape was once, shave off the surplus utilizing a unmarried side razor blade.

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