Here’s one of the newer books in my list and it’s also one of the best titles for more advanced artists. If you’re new to acrylics they can be tough to learn at first. I mostly recommend this for mid-level painters who already feel comfortable in acrylics. Not to mention it covers two topics that are difficult to master and difficult to work directly from life. The best part is the contents grow with your skills making this a true bible for artists. Best Technique: Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee at Amazon "A beautiful book of 24 contemporary artists who paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits and wildlife art in oil, acrylic and pastel." 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Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques: 300 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets Even though my kids are grown, September and the beginning of the school year always makes me think of books. Even in the best of books (including the ones below) I come across stuff that is clearly nonsense. That’s why books are so useful. But there’s also plenty of advanced techniques that Barron shares between these pages. You can use this to help improve your imaginative work and to help you paint clearer pieces working from reference photos. So while I can’t say this book is perfect for everyone, it is a brilliant way to get into doing abstract pieces. Overall just one heck of an instructional book on acrylics for environments. Acrylic Painting Techniques. Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide by Lorena Kloosterboer is probably one of the best resources to help you get started. I’m a big proponent of starting small and building with momentum over time. Sea & Sky in Acrylics by Dave White is incredibly well written and so easy to follow. Pretty nice book with solid advice, although very specific to landscape work. But you’ll quickly move into more detailed topics like picking your color palette, finding the right brushes, and learning how to get into a regular workflow. In this book, he shares what he has learned from his many years of experience as a plein air painter. These are books about painting and books on how to paint. There’s even a whole chapter on the materials and supplies necessary to get started with acrylic work. The Acrylic Artist’s Bible written by Marylin Scott offers a handy reference guide to the entire painting process. I never set out to know about all good painting books, so please add your suggestions in … Do read them with a critical mind. And that’s where the book Brush with Acrylics comes in handy. Author Annie O’Brien Gonzales wrote The Joy of Acrylic Painting as a guide for beginners who may not fully understand how to approach acrylic work. This 128-page primer to different brush styles and brush techniques will leave a lasting impression on your workflow. Early chapters get into details about the materials necessary for great acrylic work along with how you should approach the blank canvas before laying down any marks. I don’t like to recommend overly-specific art books, however this one is hard to pass up. You can pick this up as a beginner and try working through the chapters, but the language may be a little over your head(at first). Lee Hammond’s Big Book of Acrylic Painting. A lot. Early chapters cover materials and the basic setup for painting, so if you are completely new this guide will help you start on the right path. It’s an easy-to-read intro for beginners since it makes acrylic painting so approachable. This should be mandatory reading for anyone who’s never used the medium before. Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox C… Artist Lee Hammond has written dozens of great books on topics like drawing animals, portraits, and scenery.. The materials you can use with acrylics vary widely with knives and sponges along with shaping tools. But this is one of her best titles that isn’t focused on anything too specific beyond acrylic painting. NEW WATERCOLOR PRACTICE BOOK: Art Made Easy: Watercolor Outlines, Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting: Fast, easy techniques for painting your favorite subjects, Acrylics: Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner, Paint Your Own Mandala Stones-This Complete Starter Kit includes all you need to create Stunning Hand-Made Pieces of Art, Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in.