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The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium This beautifully illustrated and clearly written book is destined to become the Bible for acrylic painters Based on a lifetime of experience as a painter, Van Patten walks the reader through the various properties of competing brands and products of acrylic paint, brushes, additives and supportsHe describes and demonstrates a wide variety of techniques including blending, layering, feathering, rewetting, glazing, stippling, wet into wet and muchbesidesVan Patten also discusses a broad swath of artistic endeavors ranging from hyper real rendering to painterly abstractionHe introduces basic color theory and shows how knowledge of it can be used in practical situationsAlong the way the book is peppered with tips on studio practice, demonstrations, analysis of paintings, solutions for framingand a great deal of sheer enthusiasm for both the medium and the art of painting in general It s hard to imagine a book that could beuseful, practical, informative and inspiring for an acrylic painterHN PARKS, painter and faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, author of Universal Principles of Art James Van Patten shares his world of painterly know how as a masterchef communicates a lifetime of kitchen savvy This book is redolent withthe taste of color, the sound of paint, the smell of canvasand repletewith visual spectacle Its easy to consume, just follow the recipesRILYNN GELFMAN KARP, author of In Flagrante Collecto, professor of art at New York UniversityJames Van Patten is an innovative and gifted technical painter whobrings decades of insight into the making of this bookJAMES KIRK and MARK R SMITH, artists and educatorsJames Van Patten is a native of Seattle, Washington, where he graduated from the University of Washington inwith a BA in art education with an emphasis on painting He completed his MFA inin Painting with minors in both Art History and Printmaking from Michigan State University He has taught painting as well as other studio classes , and lectured in art history at the university level in the ensuing years on both coasts and in the Midwest Presently, he is a professor of painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY There he has taught the only course in acrylic techniques offered by SVA for over twenty years Hes spent bulk of his career in the studio as a practicing artist, working primarily in acrylic paint on large scale landscape paintings OK Harris, New York, NY represented him exclusively for over thirty years, and for over a decade the Plus One Gallery of London has shown his work exclusively in England His work is featured in collections throughout the United States and Europe

  • Paperback
  • 178 pages
  • The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium
  • James Van Patten
  • English
  • 23 August 2019
  • B00NDTS7BY

About the Author: James Van Patten

About the AuthorJames Van Patten is a native of Seattle, Washington, where he graduated from the University of Washington in 1965 with a BA in Art Education with an emphasis on painting He completed his MFA in 1968 in Painting with minors in both Art History and Printmaking He has taught painting as well as other studio classes , and lectured in Art History at the university level in the ensuing years on both coasts and in the Midwest Presently, he is a Professor of Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY There he has taught the only course in acrylic techniques offered by SVA for over twenty years He s spent the bulk of his career in the studio as a practicing artist, working primarily in acrylic paint on large scale landscape paintings OK Harris, New York, NY has represented him exclusively for over thirty years, and for over a decade the Plus One Gallery of London has shown his work exclusively in England His work is featured in collections throughout the US and Europe.



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