By Nancy Reyner
Acrylic is frequently used as an alternative for oil paint or watercolor, however the genuine gold mine is in permitting the medium freedom to do what it does top. This ebook indicates how modern day artists are doing precisely that. it really is loaded with unique art and helpful perception from sixty four artists, enormously different in types and topics, each one utilizing acrylic in certain how one can create expressive and private art.
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Other Art in This Style • Seventeenth century painters from the Netherlands, especially Dutch flower painting and trompe l’oeil • American modernists such as Raphaelle Peale and his group of early American still life artists • American trompe l’oeil painters John Haberle, William Michael Harnett and John Frederick Peto • Moody works of masters Francisco Goya, Gustave Courbet and Eugène Delacroix • Contemporary artist Janet Fish Sherry Loehr Tulips and Oranges Acrylic on board 24" × 36" (61cm × 91cm) VARIATIONS ON STILL LIFE Sherry Loehr Koi Chi Acrylic on board 36" × 24" (91cm × 61cm) Variation 1: Using Living Subject Matter Instead of using the traditional inanimate objects for a still life, Loehr paints live swimming fish.
To create an original idea, we can use the wide variety of visual stimuli around us every day, in advertisements and media, our relationships and experiences, objects, nature and architecture. All these can offer artistic references. Instead of replicating, art can be fresh and original when we add our own individuality, rearrange images, work with unusual combinations, and let materials and mediums influence us. ESSENTIAL ACRYLIC TIPS • Acrylic is available in a wide variety of paints and products.
Imagery here combines both realistic and abstract elements directing the eye toward more subtle aesthetics, often resulting in an unexpected twist. FIGURE AS FORM As humans, we have a natural and immediate response to body imagery in art, and its use can ground a work in space and create a connection with viewers. Figures have always been a focus in Jylian Gustlin’s work. She creates characters and sets them in moody and unfamiliar landscapes. By reducing detail in the figure and facial features, Gustlin also obscures the figure’s gender and race.