If you’re anything like me, I like to really learn about the tools and techniques before I dive into a project. If I’m learning to sew, I want to understand how to thread my sewing machine properly and be equipped with the right things before I even buy a piece of fabric.
In The Acrylic Painter: Tools and Techniques for the Most Versatile Medium, this is the perfect 101, reference book that would let anyone interested in painting with acrylics dive right in. I have reviewed books on painting before but this is the beginner book I would recommend.
After reading The Acrylic Painter, I feel like I’ve completed an art class. The first third of the book covers paints, brushes, tools, and surfaces for painting. In most painting books I’ve read there’s a few pages that cover it briefly, but this one is really thorough. The rest of the book moves onto a bit about color and vision with the last part of the book covers painting techniques.
The paintings featured in the book are amazing and there are a few I really had to do a second look because they looked like photographs!
I would recommend painters or anyone interested in painting as a hobby to add this to their collection as a reference.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.