Acrylicworks 2: Radical Breakthroughs

Acrylicworks 2: Radical Breakthroughs

"Acrylics permit me to be fearless." --Rhonda Franks, p88

A exhibit of the flexibility of the medium and what's being performed with it this day, AcrylicWorks 2 positive factors wonderful work from a hundred+ of today's most sensible artists. packed with radical ideas, chuffed injuries and never-ending percentages, this 2d quantity of the simplest of Acrylic portray specializes in how artists associate with acrylics for step forward discoveries and breakout results.

greater than one hundred twenty five work from a hundred+ modern artists
Artist insights at the whys and hows at the back of the paintings
an exhilarating number of kinds and strategies, from intentional techniques to wildly improvisational brushstrokes
varied topics, together with landscapes, humans, nonetheless lifes, animals and abstracts

Acrylic paint permits the artist to play with textures, splashes, drippings, a variety of instruments and brushes...all the whereas unhindered by means of drying time. It deals the power to paintings a portray rainy or dry, speedy or gradual, in any variety of layers with out the necessity pull oneself out of it. it's that experience of freedom that breeds the type of experimentation featured in those pages. Artist and paintings fanatics alike will locate clean suggestion in those own and inventive breakthroughs.

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Breaking in Another One (page 31) is a painting of Canadian working horses. The snow-covered landscape offered interesting options for colour experimentation. We normally expect to see the distance in cools and neutrals, but here soft warms occupy the background; white paper (snow) and warm and cool foreground shadows allow the painting to breathe. The riders and horses stand out as dark accents and the lack of detail in faces, hands and legs allow for movement. The horses’ legs in particular have been left with parts of the lower legs missing 32 artist July 2016 FINISHED PAINTING Kenyan Sunset, watercolour on Arches 140lb (300gsm) Rough, 121⁄2ϫ181⁄2in (32ϫ47cm).

U Photo collage study for Tea with Tsira, pastel and photo printouts, 91⁄2ϫ121⁄2in (24ϫ32cm). uk TA07p36_39_Lucy_Layout 1 05/05/2016 10:08 Page 39 PRACTICAL p Tea with Tsira, pastel, 193⁄4ϫ271⁄2in (50ϫ70cm). I tried to keep the marks loose and scribbly to create an impression of detail and atmosphere, whilst avoiding too much fiddliness ‘I was particularly excited by the effect I managed to get when depicting the pattern of the transparent lace curtains’ Lucy Willis is exhibiting at the Curwen Gallery, 34 Windmill St, London W1T 2JR from June 2 to 25.

She will be at the gallery from 12-4pm on November 7 and tutors a workshop ‘Inspired by Poetry’ on November 21, from 2–5pm. com. artist July 2016 35 TA07p36_39_Lucy_Layout 1 05/05/2016 10:08 Page 36 PA S T E L S Refresh your style with pastels Completing a body of work in one medium often provides the stimulus to change technique says Lucy Willis, who recently decided to switch from watercolour to another favourite medium: pastels T he images here are mostly based on a combination of remembered subjects and reference material and were produced in the studio rather than in front of the subject.

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