In this follow-up to Getting Started, the first title in this technique and project-driven Acrylic Made Easy Series, Still Lifes offers a fresh and simple approach for beginning and intermediate artists to learn the essentials of rendering beautiful still lifes in acrylic. Beginning with an introduction to a variety of tools and materials, artists will learn how to select the right brushes, palettes, paints, paper, and surfaces for their work. Acrylic Made Easy: Still Lifes also provides artists with an overview of basic color theory and information for how to mix colors effectively, as well as how to plan a composition and achieve proper perspective. Additionally, artists will learn a range of basic painting techniques, including glazing, scumbling, stippling, and more. Included in this helpful guide are useful tips and techniques for mastering a range of concepts, such as color theory, composition, lighting, and painting from photographs. Through simple step-by-step projects, aspiring artists will discover how to approach a still life painting, beginning with a sketch and progressing to a beautiful finished piece of acrylic artwork. Covering a breadth of subject matter, from florals and tablescapes to fruits and vegetables, readers will find helpful information that not only instructs but also inspires.
Varvara Harmon is an award-winning multimedia artist who works with oil, acrylic, watercolor, silk paintings, and ink and pencil drawings. Her work has been juried into national and international exhibitions and is in private collections around the world. Varvara's work has been published in International Artist and American Artist magazines, as well as in The Best of America Oil Artists book in 2009 and The Best of World Landscape Artists in 2012. Varvara is a member of the International Guild of Realism, Oil Painters of America, and Landscape Artists International. Varvara is currently represented at several art galleries across the Northeast and teaches workshops and classes in acrylic, watercolor, and oil. Visit www.varvaraharmon.com to learn more.