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Acrylics are the most versatile of all painting media. Their unique qualities make them ideal both for beginners and for artists who enjoy experimental work. Because acrylics are a relatively new invention compared with oils and watercolours, many people are nervous about using them. The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques is designed to dispel any doubts and to inspire artists to try them out. This book is divided into two main sections. The A-Z section, with the aid of colour photographs and step-by-step demonstrations, guides you through the full variety of techniques from colour mixing to special effects such as sgraffito and wax resist. The second part of the book, Themes, demonstrates how individual artists tackle a variety of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, portraits, animals, still life and fantasy. All in all, the book provides a wealth of stimulating ideas to help you develop your own acrylic style.
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Hazel Harrison is a practising artist who works in all painting media, often using her own photographs as a source of reference. She studied painting at the Guildford School of Art and the Royal Academy of Painting in London. Hazel lives in a small village in the Peak District, and divides her time between painting and writing art instruction books.

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