By Nancy Reyner

A tribute to the expressiveness of modern-day artists and the extraordinary versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks positive factors 126 modern masterpieces. This gorgeous assortment covers quite a lot of kinds and matters from intimate pics and ultra-realistic flora and fauna work to sweeping landscapes and ambitious abstracts. Captions show the original artistic tale at the back of every bit and supply counsel and strategies from most sensible acrylic artists.

Arguable no different medium bargains this sort of breadth of artistic possibilities, from obvious veils of colour to juicy impasto strokes. Acrylics permit artists the liberty to maneuver from layer to layer speedy and intuitively, with out watching for paint to dry...or, whilst used with ingredients, time to paintings the paint for wet-into-wet purposes. mixed with coloured pencil, oil, college, gels, pastes, and a wealth of alternative complementary mediums, the possibilities for texture and experimentation are unending. The results—as you are going to see...

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Where would our technically driven society be without these resources? The Power and Communication series is about observation and finding beauty in common objects, elevating them to iconic symbols of our era. I choose to look at power poles for what they are, focusing on them as subject matter. ” —Kristin Krimmel Snow Business, Derek Cameron Acrylic on hot-pressed watercolor paper, 15" × 24" (38cm × 61cm) I took several photos of this lovely little stream near my home. Working in the studio, I used a variety of acrylic paints and mediums including fluid acrylics, slow drying and heavy body.

You admire their prowess and are humbled to be in their presence. I felt this way toward Ivy, our beautiful tiny cat. Ivy was born in 1994 with five siblings. Her paws were the width of quarters, her head fit in your palm. Because of her size, her sisters drove her away. She lived in a vehicle shed and became a wild barn cat. Unless you had food, you couldn’t get near her—and touching her was out of the question. She spent her days hunting mice, birds and bugs among the farm animals. She could be admired from a distance, and her mysterious life still captivates me.

Melinda Patrick Acrylic on canvas, 30" × 40" (76cm × 12cm) After growing up painting in oil, I decided to give acrylic a try just to see if either of us had changed over the years. I love the fast-drying element of acrylic. I paint in layers, so the faster the paint dries, the faster I work. I am able to create crisp, bright layers of paint that build into a somewhat realistic image. I am a rabid photographer and shoot from the aspect of what will look good on canvas. My favorite subject matter is urban landscape.

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