Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Acrylic Painting. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Thirty fantastic designs transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. ·  Step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs will inspire your creativity ·  Includes tips for choosing stones and the best craft supplies to spark your designs ·  Themes include trees, flowers, animals, mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more ·  Brighten your community with a "Kindness Rock" — check it out on Facebook It's fun for the whole family! "The instructions are clear and engaging, while the photos are lovely and inspiring. Rock painting has become a really fun family activity for us all." — Sharing Craft Ideas "This is brilliant, fun, and truly inspirational! Highly recommend it." — splashesintobooks   "A helpful guide for creating mini masterpieces." — Looking for a Good Book "A fantastic book!" — The Classy Chics "This is a gorgeous book and I found so much inspiration reading through it." — The Gingerbread House

  • Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (January 18, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-0486808932
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.3 x 10.8 inches

                 

2. Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue & More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Rock art is showing up everywhere, and anyone can do it! Over 30 step-by-step tutorials make Rock Art Handbook your comprehensive rock art resource Covers various craft techniques for decorating rocks like dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more Use your favorite craft supplies from nail polish, puff paint, and gelly roll pens to chalk, washi tape, glitter glue and more Perfect family craft for parents & kids to do together Make your own "kindness rock," a growing trend seen on Facebook and reported on the TODAY show Rock art is showing up everywhere—on Etsy, at craft shows, online, and on hidden "kindness rocks" around your neighborhood. And the good news is you can do it yourself! Just look in your own backyard, a nearby beach, or the local gardening center to find the perfect rock. Then with the help of a few colorful craft supplies and the tutorials in Rock Art Handbook , you'll be on your way! Author Sam Sarles shares her favorite tips and techniques for transforming the humble rock into a work of art. Brush painting isn't the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Discover how to get great results with puffy paint, acrylics, oil pastels, alcohol inks, gelatos, art pens, watercolors, and more. With more than 30 step-by-step projects, this book is the comprehensive rock art resource!

  • Author: Samantha Sarles
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (August 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1565239456
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches

                 

3. 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor: Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is the definitive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists. This user-friendly spiral-bound book is tabbed for quick and easy reference and includes two removable color-mixing grids—one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor. Follow these four simple steps to mix more than 1,500 color combinations: Look in the Color Guidance Index for the subject you want to paint—for example, “Broccoli.” Find the Color Recipe with the subject’s recipe number (“81”) and a photo of the actual paint mixture. Use the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color. Mix the color. It’s that easy! You’ll also learn about color theory , color value mixing , graying color naturally , mixing flesh and portrait colors , and rendering skies and clouds .   Also available from Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes series : Color Mixing Recipes for Oil & Acrylic , Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits , and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes .

  • Author: William F. Powell
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1600582837
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.8 inches

                 

4. Abstract Painting: 20 projects and creative techniques in acrylic & mixed media


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Create 20 beautiful abstract works of art in acrylic and mixed media using exciting new techniques and materials. Petra Thölken's practical and inspiring book includes 20 beautiful abstract works of art explained step by step, including variations and tips for readers' own designs. For some of the projects, there are links to her popular video instructions, showing readers how she created the individual painting. All the basics for the perfect introduction to painting with acrylic and mixed media are here, with colour theory, techniques and materials presented in an understandable and concise manner. Petra uses exciting new techniques and materials and encourages readers to familiarize themselves with getting to know the paints and the mixing of shades. Get your ideas flowing with Petra's inspirational advice and find out how to approach your paintings in different ways.

  • Author: Petra Tholken
  • Publisher: Search Press (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
  • ISBN: 978-1782219576
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 0.39 x 11.06 inches

                 

5. Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER ART)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

If you have ever wanted to learn to paint, but lacked the confidence to start, then Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you. Take the first step to painting with acrylics with this easy-to-follow course on producing fantastic artworks using this highly versatile medium. Charles Evans' friendly, practical advice and simple step-by-step approach will quickly get you painting. With notes on light and shade, buildings, water, skies, figures, animals, working from photographs, and colour mixing, this book guides you to six stunning projects, each accompanied by an outline to get you started quickly, which cover a variety of subjects. • An invaluable guide for any aspiring artist. • 12 versatile and reusable outline drawings provided • 6 stunning step-by-step projects

  • Author: Charles Evans
  • Publisher: Search Press; Illustrated edition (February 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-1782213987
  • Dimensions: 8.63 x 0.45 x 11.13 inches

                 



6. Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Aimed at all painters, from beginners to the more experienced, this book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of acrylic painting: what to do, and what not to do. Learn how to choose and mix colors, and create a multitude of effects using only one set of tubes. Discover how to make your own equipment, set up a "studio" space, and use household materials to save money. Beginners can follow processes stage-by-stage, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. A unique section on how to develop your art and take it to a wider public is full of professional secrets which can bring you success much more quickly. Try it and Fix it panels placed throughout the book suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills, and avoiding or correcting common painting errors.

  • Author: Gill Barron
  • Publisher: Search Press; Illustrated edition (November 24, 2014)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-1782210450
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.59 x 9.69 inches

                 

7. The Paint Pouring Workshop: Learn to Create Dazzling Abstract Art with Acrylic Pouring


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Jump into the exciting world of paint pouring—and instantly create dazzling, abstract art—with this comprehensive how-to guide by the popular founder of the Mixed Media Girl YouTube channel.   Paint pouring—which involves using a free-flowing acrylic paint mixture created with a pouring medium, such as glue and water—is the hottest trend for making abstract art. In this fun, colorful guide, Marcy Ferro explains everything about working in this popular form. Learn how to create eye-catching color combos, set up a dedicated (or a paint-proof) workspace, control your pours, and much more. Along with the essentials, Ferro demonstrates a wide range of techniques, from familiar favorites such as the dirty pour and flip cup to novel ways of manipulating paint with a hair dryer or string. With Marcy’s guidance, mesmerizing paintings are just a pour away!

  • Author: Marcy Ferro
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-1454711124
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 9.9 inches

                 

8. Metallic Rock Painting-This Complete Starter Kit includes all you need to create 8 Luminous Metallic Designs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Create your own eye-catching works of art with this complete starter-kit of metallic rock painting! Inspire creativity with one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends. This beautiful kit contains everything you need to create luminous metallic designs. From the simple but stunning Bubble design, to the gorgeous Dragon Egg, to the intricate Enchanted Urchin Amulet, these creations are ideal for displaying in your home or garden.  Kit Includes:  24-page book with step-by-step instructions 4 metallic paints Black base paint Fine paintbrush Dotting tool Four large river stones

  • Author: Katie Cameron
  • Publisher: Hinkler (September 1, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-1488936357
  • Dimensions: 8.46 x 2.2 x 8.58 inches

                 

9. How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold: Simple Techniques for Expressive Painting


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Bold Exciting Powerful A new level of artistic expression! Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye up close. In this book, artist and workshop teacher Patti Mollica walks you through surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, whatever your subject. Complete with timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations, this book is for any artist who feels overwhelmed by where to start or daunted by the urge to paint everything in sight. Patti Mollica's mindful approach will lead you to better, bolder results, as well as greater confidence and joy in the process. So load your palette with ample paint, grab some fat brushes and get ready to paint fast, paint loose, paint bold.    • Start with a strong, simple value statement    • Get expressive with color    • Be brave with your brushwork    • 5 technique exercises    • 5 start-to-finish painting demonstrations Paint fearlessly!

  • Author: Patti Mollica
  • Publisher: North Light Books; Illustrated edition (January 31, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Painting
  • ISBN: 978-1440342103
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.35 x 11 inches

                 

10. Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits: More than 500 Color Combinations for Skin, Eyes, Lips & Hair


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Acrylic Painting - August 2021

Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits features master mixes for an array of skin colors in oil, acrylic, and watercolor—plus recipes for hair, eye, and lip colors. The concealed wire-o bound book also includes a plastic color-mixing grid for measuring out paints, as well as a handy conversion chart for finding acrylic equivalents of oil paints and vice versa. With recipes for more than 500 color combinations, this comprehensive guide is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair. This convenient guide details three simple steps to mix virtually any skin tone : Match a palette of skin tones from this book to your portrait subject. Create the Master Skin Tone Recipe for this palette using the Color Mixing Grid to measure each paint color. Follow the recipes to create all the skin tones you'll need to complete your portrait—from light values to shadows. Also featured: Color theory Tinting, toning, and shading Graying skin tones naturally Identifying facial planes Mouth, nose, and ear color tones Eye and hair color tones Watercolor skin tone recipes With recipes for more than 500 color combinations ,  Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits is your ultimate source for painting realistic skin, mouths, ears, noses, eyes, and hair.

  • Author: William F. Powell
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Spiral edition (November 1, 2006)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1560109907
  • Dimensions: 6.75 x 0.38 x 9.88 inches