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Terry’s Greatest Tips for Acrylic and Watercolour Artists – Book Review

By Angela Youngman Dec 3, 2012, 20:53 GMT

Terry’s Greatest Tips for Acrylic and Watercolour Artists – Book Review

A compilation of renowned artist Terry Harrison\'s most important and practical advice, this book, which contains more than 200 tips for painting in either acrylics or watercolor, is packaged in a spiral-bound format ideal for artists to use while painting. Taking the mystery out of painting with quick, clever tips that are easy to follow and highly effective, this book covers topics from what supplies to buy and how to ...more

Terry Harrison is a long established artist and teacher who has published many books about creating paintings in acrylics and watercolors. This is a very useful little book, ideal for giving as a present to any artist. 

It contains lots of hints and tips which can help when painting skies, mountains, trees, seascapes and buildings.  It is good for both beginners and more experienced artists.  Explanations are clear and carefully illustrated using step by step instructions.

Ever tried tilting a board to make color run when painting rain? A simple idea but it can very effective.  As Terry points out, always let the painting dry on a slight slope so as to prevent the paint running back.  His suggestion for painting the sun is equally ingenious - use a coin!

Wrap the coin in kitchen paper and twist securely.  Then while the sunset paint is wet, press the paper covered coin on top.  It leaves a very effective sun shape underneath. The practical spiral bound format makes it easy to use as a reference book while painting.

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