A virtual master study of acrylic paint and its possibilities, this resource introduces innovative techniques for everything acrylic—a medium with a dynamic physical composition that affords vast and versatile applications. Beginning with the question What is acrylic paint?
, this comprehensive tutorial investigates the myriad aspects of getting started—such as brush selection, paint qualities and types, and surface varieties—and moves beyond the basics to cover more advanced processes with in-depth details of the latest trends, including gels and mixed media. 16 step-by-step workshops—each of which uses a different set of materials—includes still life, landscape, architecture, portraiture, and abstract art. Caveats are afforded to health and safety throughout, and a useful color chart provides guidance through the available acrylic color spectrum, with tips on mixing primary colors toward endless coloring possibilities. A gallery of finished acrylic art is also provided, with examples that offer a wide range of styles and finishes.