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Acrylic Books

Acrylic is fast becoming a popular medium and our range of acrylic painting books are perfect for artists of all levels and abilities. These acrylic painting books will provide you with a source of inspiration as well as step-by-step instructions and illustrations.

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  1. Start to Paint with Acrylic book with Arnold Lowrey  - New Edition (reprint from Tips & Techniques Series)

    Start to Paint with Acrylic book with Arnold Lowrey - New Edition (reprint from Tips & Techniques Series)

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £6.49

    In this new edition of his very popular step-by-step guides, Arnold Lowrey presents a lively, inspirational introduction to acrylics.

    With his vibrant palette, clear step-by-step photographs and a series of simple demonstrations, he shows how to create sparkling paintings full of life, interest and
    atmosphere.

    With his friendly approach, Arnold will inspire you, whether you are a beginner or simply rediscovering acrylics!
    Search Press - Paperback - 96 pages - Colour throughout Learn More
  2. Wendy's Top Tips for Acrylic Artists Book with Wendy Jelbert.

    Wendy's Top Tips for Acrylic Artists Book with Wendy Jelbert.

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £6.49

    Join professional artist Wendy Jelbert as she reveals some of her most useful tips and techniques in this fantastic NEW hardback book. Packed with over 130 essential tips for acrylic artists of all ability levels, this book is ideal for beginners or more experienced artists.

    Wendy gives you tips on painting everything from the crashing waves of the sea to the intricate details of various farmyard animals.

    This stunning book is truly a must-have for all acrylic artists.

    Book: Search Press . Hardback . 96 Pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  3. Boats and Harbours in Acrylic Book with Charles Evans

    Boats and Harbours in Acrylic Book with Charles Evans

    RRP £10.99
    SAA Price £7.10

    "Boat, harbour, and a bit of water" would be slightly monotonous, says Charles in his introduction to this impressively varied guide to painting maritime subjects.

    Interpreting his brief as widely as possible, Charles includes craft as different as an ice-breaker, tall ships and inshore fishing boats. Locations include harbours, rivers, canals and the open sea and you even get a choice of weather and lighting conditions.

    The What to Paint format offers pre-drawn outlines that you can trace down onto your paper, and couples them with a brief description of the way the painting was completed along with notes on the palette used and information on the important details. Charles is an accomplished demonstrator who knows exactly what to include in these sections, making the method particularly easy to follow.

    The book contains 24 demonstrations both around Britain and worldwide locations as well as a basic introduction to brushes and colours that'll start you on the right track. It forms a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to a rewarding subject.

    To quickly and accurately trace the free outlines provided in this book, we recommend you use Tracedown and for a great book and Tracedown bundle offer please click here

    Search Press - Paperback - 112 Pages - Colour throughout. Learn More
  4. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Lakes, Rivers & Streams in Acrylic Book with Paul Apps

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Lakes, Rivers & Streams in Acrylic Book with Paul Apps

    RRP £10.99
    SAA Price £7.10

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    Water can be one of the hardest subjects to paint because, effectively, it's not there. A clear substance only leaves evidence by its reflections and its effects. It's also likely to be constantly moving, yet a painting has to freeze it in the moment without looking like a photograph.

    This wonderfully varied book features 24 outlines you can trace down to get the basic composition, thus freeing you to concentrate on the use of colour and brushwork that are the key to squaring a very tricky circle.

    Paul includes water in virtually all its appearances and moods. There are clouds reflected in a lily pond, a stream tumbling over rocks, summer and winter, and the hills, meadows, boats and buildings that provide a setting and add perspective. In some of the exercises, water is the main subject, in others more of an adjunct.

    There's often no better way of learning than by doing and this book is thoroughly practical throughout. Detailed instruction is kept to a minimum so that you can bring your own personal interpretation to the scene.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 112 pages . Colour Throughout Learn More
  5. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Ready to Paint the Masters Turner Book with Noel Gregory

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Ready to Paint the Masters Turner Book with Noel Gregory

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £7.99

    J M W Turner, 'the painter of light', is one of the best known and widely renowned of English painters and pioneered a style that, in many ways, anticipated Impressionism.

    Working in the contemporary medium of acrylics, Noel Gregory provides five detailed step-by-step demonstrations: The Fighting Temeraire, Snowstorm, Stonehenge, Peace - Burial at Sea and Valley of the Washburne, which explore Turner's compositional and working methods. Six reusable tracings are includedt, freeing you from the need to get the drawing details just right before you can start work proper.

    Turner is an inspirational artist whose methods have much to teach today's artists and this is a fine introduction to his style and techniques.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 64 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  6. Learn Acrylics Quickly Book with Soraya French

    Learn Acrylics Quickly Book with Soraya French

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £7.99

    This is one of the best introductions to the rewarding medium of acrylics and its many possibilities.

    Soraya's no-nonsense approach avoids mystique and technicalities without shortcuts, making it quick and easy to follow. Clear examples and explanatory captions allow you to see what’s going on at all times and the concise text tells you what you want to know without overloading you with more information than you need.

    Soraya deals with equipment, media, tools and the possibilities of colour as well as techniques for application and working. She explains impasto, blending and glazing as well as composition, colour harmony and the use of texture and gel mediums. Subjects include flowers, figures, water and landscape, making this a truly comprehensive guide.

    Soraya paints in a loose, colourful style that has instant appeal and her enthusiasm and clear explanations make you want to pick up your brushes and get started!

    Pavillion . Hardback . 112 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  7. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Ready to Paint the Masters Van Gogh in Acrylics Book with Michael Sanders

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Ready to Paint the Masters Van Gogh in Acrylics Book with Michael Sanders

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £7.99

    Learn how to paint some of Van Gogh's amazing masterpieces in acrylics!

    Popular artist Michael Sanders will show you how to paint in the style of Van Gogh though five easy to follow projects, each with it's own tracing, helping you to get the image down quickly so you can concentrate on improving your brushstrokes.

    Find out how to paint the famous Sunflowers, Chair with Pipe and Wheat Field with Cypresses before trying two of Michael's own compositions in the style of this legendary master.

    Get to grips with Van Gogh's technique and then create some magnificent art works of your very own!

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 64 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  8. Learn Colour in Painting Quickly with Hazel Soan

    Learn Colour in Painting Quickly with Hazel Soan

    RRP £9.99
    SAA Price £7.99

    Discover how to access new worlds of colour with Hazel Soan!

    Whether you are using watercolour, oils or acrylic, Learn Colour In Painting Quickly demonstrates how to use colour more effectively in your paintings, with some fantastic results! Hazel is well known for her abilities with colour, as well as her clear explanations. In this delightfully concise book, she strips away the mystique that surrounds the subject and explains how harmonies, complementaries, pigments, granulations and washes actually work.

    From colour properties and temperature, to the effect of light and shade to create depth and form, Hazel is an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable teacher, using her great wealth of experience and skill to demonstrate some winning colour combinations. Colour is the soul of painting. It's the basic raw material and underpins everything we do. Manipulating and controlling it are the most important skills of the artist and some of the hardest to learn – ones that this little book will set you well on the way to mastering.

    Beginning with an explanation of how we actually perceive colour, Hazel moves on to additive and subtractive mixing. Much has been written about this, all too often mired in the kind of science that's guaranteed to put you off, but Hazel explains everything clearly and without jargon. From here, she explains pigments, hues, transparency and opacity, illustrating everything with her own stunning watercolours. Further chapters cover mixing, interactions, light and shade and colour combinations.

    This is by far the most comprehensive and yet accessible guide to colour around and is something every artist can understand. Learn More
  9. A-Z of Painting Bird Portraits in Acrylics Book with Andrew Forkner

    A-Z of Painting Bird Portraits in Acrylics Book with Andrew Forkner

    RRP £19.99
    SAA Price £8.40

    The flexible and adaptable medium of acrylics is ideal for capturing the detail and colour of birds.

    This alphabetically-arranged guide provides instruction on how to paint twenty-six different European and North American species, with full information on materials and colours and with emphasis on the detail work that characterises each one.

    The book begins, however, with a thorough grounding in the structure of birds and with explanations of how to interpret shapes, eyes, beaks, wings and, above all, feathers. These have subtle shadings that can be used to give the impression of fine detail at the same time as creating structure and a sense of depth. Each individual demonstration only occupies four pages, so this section is important and provides the foundation you'll be working from as you progress.

    As well as the birds themselves, Andrew shows you how to give your subject a simple setting that reflects its habitat - standing in water, perching on a branch or sitting on a rock. These backgrounds set the subject in context and also help to give it scale without detracting from the main centre of interest, which is the bird itself.
    Birds are a fascinating, rewarding and, above all, colourful subject and this guide will help you get the very most out of them.

    Search Press . Hardback . 144 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  10. Ready to Paint: Horses with David White - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only (Allow 3-5 days for delivery)

    Ready to Paint: Horses with David White - Delivered directly from publisher - UK Mainland Delivery Only (Allow 3-5 days for delivery)

    SAA Price £8.99

    The Ready to Paint series provides six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to the painting surface. There is one for each of the five step-by-step demonstrations, plus a bonus tracing of the inspirational painting in the Introduction section, and full instructions on how to transfer the images.

    People who want to learn to paint horses without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book. Dave White shows his expert knowledge of painting horses with acrylics, including painting harmonious backgrounds, applying glazes and building up detail in layers.

    The tracings are often used more than once to re-establish the image over opaque layers of acrylic paint.

    The tracings and clear step-by-step photographs explain the painting process in great depth and make it easy for readers to reproduce all of the projects, which include a horse galloping on the shore, a horse portrait, a mare and foal, a show jumper and a steeplechaser.

    This item is sent directly from the publisher. Please allow 3-5 days (UK Mainland Only) Learn More
  11. Acrylics Unleashed Book with Glyn Macey

    Acrylics Unleashed Book with Glyn Macey

    RRP £14.99
    SAA Price £9.74

    This book is dedicated "To YOU, lovely artist" and that sums up the enthusiasm Glyn feels for his medium and what he can do with it. The title, too, perfectly conveys the no-holds-barred approach he brings to painting.

    This is a book bursting with ideas. Glyn's subjects are mostly landscapes and seascapes, but he's equally at home with buildings, trees and flowers and you get the sense that he'll turn his hand to any subject - as long as it enthuses him. His working methods are relatively unconventional and he'll often use spattering and stippling to give the sense of a background or foreground rather than paint it in detail. All this gives his work a feeling of fluidity and spontaneity that, in his capable hands, always works.

    This is not a book for the faint-hearted but, if you like experimenting, you'll absolutely buy into Glyn's refreshing approach and methods. For someone who apparently works straight from the top of his head, he turns out to be able to convey his methods surprisingly clearly and the step-by-step demonstrations that make up the bulk of the book are very easy to follow.

    If you want to take your work to a new level, but not to follow the abstract route, Glyn is the perfect companion.

    Book: Search Press . Paperback . 144 pages . Colour throughout Learn More
  12. DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Acrylic Flower Painters A to Z Book with Lexi Sundell

    DISCONTINUED & SOLD OUT - Acrylic Flower Painters A to Z Book with Lexi Sundell

    RRP £12.99
    SAA Price £9.99

    This fantastic book is a truly indispensable guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 40 of the most popular floral subjects, from Alcea to Zinnia!

    All the techniques you will need are clearly explained and demonstrated, from analysing shape and structure to mixing and blending rich, luminous colours, creating textured effects and adding highlights.

    Each flower featured includes information about its distinguishing characteristics, with plant-specific step-by-step instructions, and a complete colour palette to allow the artist to capture the unique beauty of each species.

    Book: Search Press. Paperback. 128 pages. Colour throughout Learn More

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Acrylic painting books

Packed full of acrylic art inspiration our range of acrylic painting books can help get you started with this growing and ever popular medium. Offering advice from guest artists, step-by-step instructions and a source of inspiration, these books offer a complete guide for anyone looking to get started with acrylic art.