Nancy Reyner con Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques
This exciting book contains a wealth of tips and techniques for exploring and exploiting the effects of light.
Nancy looks at unconventional methods, including the use of metal leaf and iridescent paints that add new highlights and textures. Although it seems barely possible that these could have any place in conventional, representative painting, there's no doubt that the results are effective and convincing, as illustrations from 44 different artists will show.
As well as unusual materials, Nancy also examines the effects of pouring paint, a technique that's more controllable than might first appear. She will also show you how to achieve optical and luminous effects, with the use of fluorescent and phosphorescent paints. Again, these are revealed as much more than just gimmicks.
The book is simply presented and easy to follow and spiral binding means that it lays flat in use, essential when you're trying to read and paint at the same time!
Northlight. Hardback. 244 Pages. Colour throughout.