Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques

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50 dazzling techniques…for work that shines above the rest!

From the author of the best-selling books Acrylic Revolution and Acrylic Innovation, this book blazes new creative territory with 50 techniques that harness the artistic power of light. Ranging from subtle glazing on metal leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly colored optical effects and glossy surfboard finishes, these approaches represent the most requested aspects of Nancy Reyner's popular workshops.50 eye-catching techniques feature metal leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical color effects.Possibilities are vividly illustrated with diverse work from 44 artists.A "Crash Course on Acrylic" chapter offers an overview of how to use these versatile paints and products to their fullest potential. This hands-on guide provides clear step-by-step directions to successfully execute these new and exciting techniques. Explore matte skin construction, sheen shifting, embedding objects, patinas and polished stone effects. Use these approaches for organic, abstract or realistic styles…as backgrounds, top layers, or accents layered in between…combine, experiment, and let your paintings shine.

Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 144 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; Spi edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440327033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440327032
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

Customer Reviews

Five Stars

 on March 22, 2017
By Linda G
Great ideas, just beginning my art endeavor so very helpful tips…

Best book from this author yet

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 16, 2014
By X
I am impressed with this book, finding 2/3 of it useful and will refer back to it whenever I want to go beyond the usual acrylic styles. Of particular interest to me was the section on using metal leaf successfully in acrylic paintings. I feel that this book goes into much more depth than the previous ones from this author, a good thing. I also looked into her blog, it too is very interesting and covers a variety of ideas and applications.

Five Stars

 on July 22, 2017
By Joan Langdon
Great book. As good as all of Nancy’s other books.

Ah, I wish I had written the book or panted like that…..

 on October 23, 2017
By Phyllis I. Gillie
Love the book. Love Reyner’s approach. Her ability to explain techniques is excellent and her art work gorgeous.

Illuminating Book

3 people found this helpful.
 on February 22, 2015
By mamaelle
Great book on using shiny stuff in acrylic painting. I am getting a lot out of it, and experimenting with all sorts of ideas I got from it. Thanks Ms. Reyner.

You need to own this book!

One person found this helpful.
 on February 19, 2016
By Rose
This books should be in every acrylic artists library. It is the most comprehensive, informative book I’ve ever owned. Have a question or problem with a method or product, your answer is in this book! A must have!

excellent ideas

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 4, 2014
By steve phelps
great book–since I love working with(and new at it) metallic, reflective acrylics and other newer paints, I found this to be an excellent resource for ideas. Well organized with good examples. I bought a used book for a substantial savings, and it was in good condition. I’ve had good luck with used books through amazon so far.

Five Stars

 on April 24, 2017
By s.burke
Beautiful book. Love the binding so you can lay it out and look and paint at the same time!

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