20 Projects and Creative Techniques in Acrylic & Mixed Media
Create 20 beautiful abstract works of art in acrylic and mixed media using exciting new techniques and materials.
Abstract Painting by Petra Thölken’s is a practical and inspiring book including 20 beautiful abstract works of art explained step by step, including variations and tips for readers’ own designs.
Through the 20 beautiful projects that Petra demonstrates, step by step, readers will learn how to create texture, work with unusual tools and create soft transitions or high contrast. Open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing your paintings and achieving the self-expression that leads to visually exciting and technically innovative work.
All the basics for the perfect introduction to painting with acrylic and mixed media are included in the book Abstract Painting, with colour theory, techniques and materials presented in an understandable and concise manner. For some of the projects, there are links to Petra’s popular YouTube videos, demonstrating how she created the individual paintings.
Get your ideas flowing with Petra’s inspirational advice and find out how to approach your paintings in different ways.
Petra Thölken encourages the reader to consider composition, planes, and subject and expression, while also examining the more practical topics of colour theory and colour mixing, how to work with pigment, canvas and priming, spatula techniques and working with unconventional backgrounds. All these elements build up into a vocabulary of visual pointers from which the reader can begin to explore their own adventurousness and creativity.
Discover all you need to know about getting started with abstract painting
Tools, materials, backgrounds; which paint should you use? There are so many options, and the range is so large that it is easy to lose sight of everything. Petra offers her handy advice and picks out the most important things for you: what you need, and what you ought to know about techniques, shades and composition.
Published: 31st July 2021
Number Of Pages: 128