Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods

9781580934930Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods
A Contemporary Guide to Materials, Techniques, and Applications

Described as …the speed-dating portion of your acrylic education...”Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods: A Contemporary Guide to Materials, Techniques, and Applications” is a great way to accelerate your knowledge of acrylics and mediums.

Learn the use of mediums and why some artists find them indispensable. Discover new methods for implementing these in your art. Find out how to chart your favorite responses so you can recreate them in the future. This should be your go to book for learning about tools, textures, layering, bas relief as well as a jump start into advanced techniques.

Author, Rhéni Tauchid, is an accomplished Canadian artist who gives painting workshops and lectures on the art of acrylics around the world. She is also the materials consultant for Tri-Art Mfg., Inc a Canadian acrylic paint manufacturer.


This new, sophisticated, comprehensive reference book will inspire and instruct painters on how to handle today’s acrylics in innovative and individualistic ways.

Acrylics have grown into the most adaptable art material for the modern age. Developments in the pigment industry have given acrylics a remarkably permanent, rich, and abundant palette, making it the favorite medium of many contemporary artists. As colors are being developed, their chemical components are also enhanced for better texture and handling.

Art-supplies vendors now offer acrylic mediums for thinning, thickening, glazing, molding, pouring, texturing, and dozens of other uses. Even experienced acrylic painters can be confused—even intimidated—by this staggering diversity of products. Painter and art materials expert Rhéni Tauchid simplifies this daunting subject, clearly explaining each type of medium and suggesting ways it can enhance your painting practice. Over twenty step-by-step demonstrations teach you how to apply mediums to create vibrant colors, sensuous surfaces, and striking visual effects. Hundreds of beautiful photos illustrate mediums’ almost limitless potential and show you how other artists—both abstract and realist—are employing mediums to push their art in new creative directions. The first book of its kind, this essential reference belongs on every acrylic painter’s shelf.

Includes the Work of Contemporary Masters:
Nick Bantock, Diane Black, Bruno Capolongo, Pauline Conley, Marc Courtemanche, Marie-Claude Delcourt, Claire Desjardins, Marion Fischer, Heather Haynes, Lorena Kloosterboer, Suzy Lamont, Marie Lannoo, Connie Morris, Barry Oretsky, Lori Richards, Hester Simpson, Ksenia Sizaya, Rhéni Tauchid, Alice Teichert, Beth ten Hove, Sharlena Wood, and Heather Midori Yamada. 

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