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Darice Machel McGuire

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May 14th, 2019 - 03:57 PM

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Book Awards

I'm over joyed by these three awards given to the book I co-wrote, "The Art Of Painting In Acrylic"! What a great honor to be part of this talented hard working group of artists.

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The Art of Painting in Acrylic: Master techniques for painting stunning works of art in acrylic-step by step (Collector's Series) by Alicia Vannoy Call, Michael Hallinan, Varvara Harmon, Darice Machel McGuire, Toni Watts, Linda Yurgensen. Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop or polish their acrylic painting skills, The Art of Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium. This comprehensive guide offers a fresh, modern approach to painting in acrylic. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic tools and materials, The Art of Painting in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including paints and brushes, supports, mediums, and other essential information for working with this fast-drying paint. In addition to learning about basic color theory, painting techniques, and how to work with acrylic paint and textures, aspiring artists will enjoy putting their painting skills to use by practicing the step-by-step demonstrations designed to instruct and entertain. Professional acrylic painters provide easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction and inspiration, enabling readers to learn techniques for mastering this lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-use medium. In-depth lessons cover a variety of subject matter ranging from still lifes and portraits to landscapes and animals. Along the way, aspiring artists will discover helpful tips and tricks for rendering a variety of textures, setting up compelling compositions, achieving accurate proportions, and more. With its breadth of content and detail, The Art of Painting in Acrylic is a must-have resource for any artist's reference library. Includes: Color Theory, Basic Drawing, Painting Techniques, Still Lifes & Flowers, Landscapes, Seascapes, Portraits, and Animals/Pet Portraits.

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Felipe Adan Lerma

1 Year Ago

Austin, Tx

Wow, what an accomplishment, Darice! Congratulations! :) I started with acrylics back in the early 80s after oil proved too messy with small children and kitties around :) then eventually went back to oils. This would’ve been very handy to have had “way” back then :)