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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 15 May 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218517
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 215x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: $34.99
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Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings


Pick up the skills, put on the paint, hang up your art by Mark Daniel Nelson

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Book Description

Short exercises walk readers through creating 50 small-format finished paintings using a wide range of techniques.

Whether you’re a weekend painter or a painting-a-day kind of painter, there are plenty of wonderful challenges here to keep you occupied and build your skills. Mark Daniel Nelson’s first book proved so popular that he has written a sequel. Old fans and new followers will love this practical, how-to paint acrylics book. All the subjects you could possibly want are served up here and presented in the same thoughtful and thorough way in five simple steps.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction To Materials And Techniques
Choosing a surface
Acrylic paint
Colour and value
Basic design principles
Transferring your drawing
Displaying your work

Projects will include:
1. Basic paint application: Door
2. Mixing tints and shades: Envelope
3. Opaque layering: T-shirt
4. Simple shadows: Child's chalk drawing
5. Using simplified shapes: Toy duck
6. Exploring brush size: Pastry with sprinkles
7. Introduction to Massing: Daisy
8. Textured layering: Red barn
9. Simple reflections: Hot-air balloon
10. Understanding fabric: Theatre curtain
11. Painting a rough surface: Brick wall
12. Painting wood: Artist’s palette
13. Combining rough and smooth surfaces: Egg on toast
14. Painting negative space: Swan
15. Expressive brushstrokes: Banana peel
16. Hatching brushstrokes: Thistle
17. Combining large, medium, and small shapes: Paintbrush
18. Introduction to cubes: Butter and knife
19. Introduction to ellipses: Pineapple slice
20. Introduction to spheres: Pincushion
21. Introduction to cylinders: Pancakes
22. Introduction to cones: Birthday hat
23. Light and shadow on a cube: Sandwich
24. 'Slicing' a cylinder: Cake
25. Intermediate cubes: Building block giraffe
26. Combining a sphere, ellipse, and cone: Ice-cream cone
27. Light, shadow, and value: Paper bag puppet
28. Reflected light: Takeout carton
29. Subtle drybrush layering: Misty mountains
30. Luminosity: Iced tea
31. Translucency: Teabag
32. Transparency: Butterscotch candy
33. Luminosity and transparency: Lightbulb
34. Luminous glazing: Hazy city

About the Author

About Mark Daniel Nelson

Mark Daniel Nelson studied classical sculpture and drawing at the prestigious La Scuola Classical Sculpture School and holds a degree in Visual Communications from the Colorado Institute of Art. He has taught courses in Human Anatomy, Art History, and Oil Painting at the Art Students League of Denver and at the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections around the US. He lives in Arizona in the US.



Hows your acrylics game? Here at PaperCrafter were split into two camps those of us that find it difficult, and those that pretend we dont. Luckily for us and potentially you, Learn To Paint In Acrylics offers 50 mini paintings to try your brush at. We started seeing genuine improvements as we made our way through each project if were not paint pros by the time weve reached the last one, were hanging up our easels for good.

Leisure Painter

Following his popular book, Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings published in 2015, artist Mark Daniel Nelson brings us Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 More Small Paintings. This practical book includes everyday subjects, which the author shows us how to paint in five simple steps. The range of techniques and subjects is well thought out, making it the ideal starting point for beginners as well as providing inspiration for those with more experience.

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