Learn to Paint Acrylics is just one of the top-selling titles in the excellent Collins Learn to Paint series. The book contains thorough yet accessible instruction and stunning artwork by popular TV artist, Alwyn Crawshaw.Alwyn Crawshaw demonstrates all the basic methods of painting in this exciting, modern medium of acrylics. Acrylics can be used like oil paint (but without the long drying time), or watered down to look like watercolour – bringing a new adaptability to your painting.There are many step-by-step demonstration paintings of a variety of subjects – landscapes, seascapes, boats, flowers and still life.
Alwyn Crawshaw has a very loyal following among amateur painters, and this book is an ideal introduction to this popular medium.Each title in the best-selling Learn to Paint series is written by a professional working artist and offers the leisure painter a personal course of art instruction. Here well-known and loved TV artist Alwyn Crawshaw clearly describes all the basic techniques of painting in watercolour, and provides many practical exercises and step-by-step demonstration paintings.The book includes:• advice on materials and equipment • basic techniques and methods • help with brush effects • how to mix colours • help with compositionThis is the only guide you’ll need to learn how to paint watercolours with skill and confidence.
Aimed at the practised beginner, this inspirational guide will show how to achieve successful sketches using pencil and watercolour in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist.Many people think they don't have enough time to sketch, but in this attractive guide Alwyn Crawshaw encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials, including both pencil and watercolour, and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to make successful sketches in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little sketching experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and sketch more spontaneously.With clear, easy-to-follow advice and ideas presented in a simple approachable way, this ebook provides a perfect introduction to sketching quickly and easily. Key features include, quick tips, handy checklists, practical projects, step-by-step exercises and half-hour demonstrations.