Acrylic Secrets is Handy, Helpful, and Back in Print

Acrylic Secrets is Handy, Helpful, and Back in Print

Want to improve your skill in using acrylic paint? A handy guide to doing just that is scheduled for re-release this December 8, 2011 from Reader's Digest. Acrylic Secrets: 300 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy Way has been out of print for some time, but now a brand new paperback edition of this useful volume is heading our way. This book by Gill Barron offers a vast amount of information to help the beginning or intermediate acrylic artist hone abilities. From selecting the right tools to mixing colors like a pro, Barron makes sure to cover all the basics. There is also expert advice on painting techniques such as creating effects with additives, bringing out the best in one's subject, using color to create contrast and add depth, and much more. Barron shares advice for setting up a studio space, and she also addresses common painting errors and how to fix them, giving beginning painters the comforting feeling of having a mentor of sorts within the pages of this book. Acrylic Secrets even offers money-saving tips for the frugal artist.

The book is very well-illustrated and well-organized. The descriptions of techniques are detailed and easy-to-follow. The suggested projects and other exercises in the book are very useful in helping the student master the essentials of acrylic technique.

Written by a professional painter, muralist, and portraitist, Acrylic Secrets has tips and tricks that even the most experienced painters might find new and useful. For a concise, quality guide to all aspects of acrylic painting, it can't be beat.