Cover image for Modern acrylic : a playful and contemporary exploration of acrylic painting / Blakely  Little.
Modern acrylic : a playful and contemporary exploration of acrylic painting / Blakely Little.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Lake Forest, California : Walter Foster Publishing, 2018.

Physical Description:
128 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm


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751.426 LIT Book Adult General Collection

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Modern Acrylic delivers the simple concepts and painting techniques you'll need to create exciting and expressive works of art.

With Modern Acrylic , artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists can learn how to use basic painting techniques and concepts to create expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns, and even how to transfer your hand-lettering skills to paint. This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects.

Foremost a beginner's guide, Modern Acrylic starts with a brief introduction to the tools you'll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like color mixing and atmospheric perspective . Once you have a handle on the basics, it's time to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and practice mark making and textures.

Modern Acrylic is an inspiring and accessible guide to painting everything from expressive landscapes to colorful architectural gems.

Author Notes

Blakely Little is based in Charleston, South Carolina, where she uses a mixture of acrylic and oil paints as well as crayons to create colorful, modern, and bright artwork. Blakely enjoys playing with bright colors and patterns and has been featured by Glitter Guide, Country Living magazine, Coastal Style Magazine , and others. She's created art for businesses and organizations in South Carolina, including the American Heart Association. Learn more at