Acrylics: A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners (Collins You Can Paint)

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9780007141999: Acrylics: A step-by-step guide for absolute beginners (Collins You Can Paint)

A new title in the Collins You Can Paint series of painting books for absolute beginners. Written by professional artist-teachers, these books start with real basics and assume no knowledge or experience of painting whatsoever.

Full of easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, the Collins You Can Paint series will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to start painting in acrylics.

All the instruction is broken down into really easy step-by-step exercises to help you to practise and build up your knowledge and expertise of painting gradually.

Melanie Cambridge takes the reader by the hand and shows, with simple staged exercises, exactly how to paint all the separate features of a picture one-by-one. For example, you learn how to paint trees, skies, flowers, people and animals so that by the end of the book you’ll be able to produce an acrylic painting that you can be proud of.

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Have you always wanted to paint in acrylics? Now you can! 'Collins You Can Paint Acrylics' will give even the most hesitant of beginners the enthusiasm and confidence to have a go.

Melanie Cambridge takes the absolute beginner by the hand and starts by explaining the basic acrylic techniques, before looking at the wonderful effects that you can achieve with this medium. Then, with easy step-by-step exercises, she shows exactly how to paint all the separate elements of an acrylic painting one by one.

You will learn how to paint simple still life subjects such as flowers and fruit, and landscape features such as trees, skies, people and animals. With stage-by-stage demonstrations to show you how to combine elements in a single painting, it won't be long before you can produce acrylic paintings to be proud of.

About the Author:

A successful artist and art instructor, Melanie runs workshops and painting holidays both in the UK and abroad, teaching mainly in oils and acrylics. She is also a professional associate of the SAA and an exhibiting member of Guilford Art Society.

Melanie has written several books, all published by Collins alongside a DVD with APV Films. Melanie's latest book, 30 minute Oils was published in February 2010.

Melanie's website, www.melaniecambridge.com, gives details of her exhibitions and courses.

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