About Paints: An Excerpt from How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner)

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What’s Best for the Beginner?

When you arrive at any art store you may be overwhelmed with the selection of acrylic paints on the shelf, where you will find multiple brands of varying quality.

Which type of paint is best for you?

As a beginner, you can ‘invest’ in highest grade, best quality (most expensive) paints or you can develop a collection of more affordable, lower quality paints.

Consider the pros and cons of each type of paint and make your own decision about what’s right for you…

My own first collection of paints was a set of dried and crumbling watercolour pucks in a plastic tray and a stiff acrylic-handle brush.

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I used them every Saturday morning as I sat in front of the TV watching ‘How to Paint with Oils’.

Each lesson was a struggle as I tried (unsuccessfully) to emulate the professional oils artist on television; my watery paints creating no more than disappointing washed out, wrinkly images on newsprint that looked nothing like the painting on TV.

I did keep at it however, and I think now, how remarkable it would have been to have started with even the lowest grade of today’s acrylic paints…

 

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LESSON VIDEO #2: Mixing & Applying Paint

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If you’re a new art teacher or absolute art beginner, here’s what you need to know to start painting-

Mixing & Applying Paint LESSON #2 takes you through the basics of mixing techniques, with a brief discussion of colour ratios and managing paint thickness.

This 4.02 minute video can be used on its own or as support material for the e-books, ‘How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner‘ and ‘How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner‘, also available on this site.

Bite-sized lessons for accessible and efficient learning.

Suitable for curious students age 13-113.

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How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner on AMAZON

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Creating art teaches us to focus on details and requires that we pay careful attention to our surroundings. When we create, we see the world from a new perspective and boost creativity in all aspects of our lives.

How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner is an overview of the Absolute Basics you need to start painting today, with Clear Concept Descriptions, Photos, Diagrams, Illustrations, Terms & Definitions and Ideas to help you become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be.

Read How to Paint with Acrylics HANDBOOK for the Absolute Beginner in conjunction with How to Paint with Acrylics LESSONS for the Absolute Beginner, also by J. Bright and get ready to create.

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You can read this book on any device; phone, laptop or tablet. All you need is the Kindle App. Get it here:  for Android and here: for Apple

HANDBOOK Table of Contents

1. Welcome
2. There are Painters Who Transform the Sun..
3. Paint Basics
.  Acrylic Paints
4. Paint Quality
. What’s Best for the Beginner
. The Value of High Quality Paints
. The Value of Student Quality Paints
5. Paint Brushes
. The Parts of a Brush
. Shapes & Uses
. Bristle & Handle Types
. Brushes for the Beginner
. Caring for Brushes
6. Painting Surfaces
7. Other Supplies for Painting
8. Space Requirements
9. Colour
. Colour from Light
. Colour Pigments
. Organizing Colour
. Relativity of Colour
. Terms & Definitions
10. Layout & Composition
. The Visual Weight of Colour
. The Visual Weight of Objects
. The Rule of Thirds
. Distance & 3-Dimensionality
. Terms & Definitions

Paint! Be inspired. Paint. Paint. Paint

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