A tribute to the expressiveness of today's artists and the incredible versatility of the medium, AcrylicWorks features 126 contemporary masterpieces. This stunning collection covers a wide range of styles and subjects from intimate portraits and ultra-realistic wildlife paintings to sweeping landscapes and bold abstracts. Captions reveal the unique creative story behind each piece and offer tips and techniques from top acrylic artists. Arguable no other medium offers such a breadth of creative opportunities, from transparent veils of color to juicy impasto strokes. Acrylics allow artists the freedom to move from layer to layer quickly and intuitively, without waiting for paint to dry...or, when used with additives, time to work the paint for wet-into-wet applications. Combined with colored pencil, oil, collage, gels, pastes, and a wealth of other complementary mediums, the opportunities for texture and experimentation are endless. The results--as you'll see inside--are diverse, original and unabashedly acrylic.
Nancy Reyner is a painter of more than 30 years experience who exhibits, lectures and teaches internationally. She is a technical consultant for Golden Artist Colors, Inc., which allows her to use the latest in acrylic paint technology to create original and unique effects in her paintings. Visit nancyreyner.com.