A good painting can take you places, stir up emotion, and show the beauty in and around us. But what goes into the actual craft itself? I am fascinated by how an artist starts with a blank canvas and some brushes and paints and ends with a piece of art that inspires. I have done a little painting myself but want to learn how to do it better, as may some of you. James Van Patten, successful and gifted painter, has put together a book containing the tools and techniques for acrylic painting. The Acrylic Painter covers the basics (plus more) of how to paint with acrylics. Chapters are dedicated to paints, brushes, surfaces, color theory, and special techniques.
I believe God has instilled in all of us the desire and ability to create. He is a creating God and we are created in his image. Painting is just one way in which we can point to the beauty of God as we seek to display it through colors on a canvas. Van Patten’s book will prove to be a useful resource for me personally as I develop my painting skills.
The Acrylic Painter is for beginner and advanced painters alike. Everyone can learn and this book will aid in the process. I look forward to applying the principles and techniques provided in this great book on the art and craft of Acrylic painting.
This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.