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How to convey moods and feelings in abstract paintings. Suggestions for building them in water media.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 53

Batik on paper. Non-traditional watercolor features white lines drawn with wax and colors added using either watercolor or acrylics.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 64

Creating layers of space in acrylic. Philip Mullen describes his technique of painting in bands of moving color and form.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 76

Expressing mood in acrylics. How to layer glazes for a dense, evocative feel.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 92

How to create a full spectrum of effects in acrylic by glazing the primary colors over a black-and-white underpainting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1990 (v.7#12) pg. 48

Two ways to use sheet acetate for water media painting. (1) As a tool for testing new effects on another painting. (2) In multiple layers as a finished piece.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 66

A scrubbing technique for use with acrylics that avoids the distraction of brushstrokes. Layers of thinned acrylic are applied over each other, creating luminosity.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 44
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 8

How to create brilliance in an acrylic painting with shades and layers of gray.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1991 (v.8#8) pg. 41

Unusual art technique involves pouring acrylic paints onto a glass surface and brushing them into designs. After it is dry, the paint is peeled from the surface and applied to a canvas with acrylic medium.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 67

Techniques for achieving a toned ground when working with acrylics.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 91

Paint intrigue into watercolors. How to play watercolor against flat acrylic in the same painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 46

Steps to painterly acrylics. How to get the looseness of watercolor and flexibility of oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 78

Advice on touching up an old acrylic painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 66

How to handle acrylic paintings in freezing temperatures.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1993 (v.10#7) pg. 14

Advice on how to get thin, opaque lines when using acrylic paints.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 84

How to paint in both oil and acrylic by manipulating layers of translucent color so the finished work has the aura of an old photograph.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 53

How to rework a small section of a finished oil or acrylic painting. Differences in working on a painting less than a year old and on one older than a year are explained.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 30

How to paint in acrylics and still get the richness and depth of oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 70

The varied faces of acrylics. How to paint with acrylics to achieve effects like both oil and watercolor.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 28

How to use traditional watercolor training when painting with acrylics.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 30

Techniques for giving acrylic paintings an oil-like richness.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 36

A new approach to acrylics uses wet sand as a resist and diluted acrylics that are sprayed onto the paper.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 59

A painterly look at photorealism. A focused approach to acrylics that creates paintings that look like photographs.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 62

Moving beyond the brush. A description of brush-free water media techniques.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1997 (v.14#4) pg. 65

Making the most of acrylics. A look at the medium's unique properties and at a trio of applications (transparent techniques, opaque techniques and airbrush techniques).
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 34

Crossing the bridge to vibrant color. Acrylic and mixed-media approach that plays with bold colors.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 44

How to make acrylic paintings sparkle by using layers of colors to accentuate whites.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 70

Capture the perfect look. How to use thin layers of acrylic color and work wet-on-dry to produce a wide range of effects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 50

A lightweight kit for acrylic painting that is carried inside a daypack.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 72

Getting the scoop on scumbling, a technique that can work in oil, watercolor or acrylic in which a semi-transparent layer of color is brushed over a darker layer of dry paint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 61

How to build colorful, energetic acrylic paintings by focusing on negative shapes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 45

Harnessing the power of texture. Strategies for capturing lifelike textures in acrylic.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 42

Giving acrylics a chance. Getting to know the medium and its tools. How to use both oil and waterpainting techniques with acrylics.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 27

Tip: Use margarine tubs and lids as palettes for acrylic paints. Ideas for ways to keep the paints from drying out.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1985 (v.4#1) pg. 39

"The Silent Snow", a painting by the artist Manos, simulates a stained glass picture. However, it is actually achieved using acrylic colors on Plexiglas. Complete instruction given.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #97 Feb 1984 (v.9#1) pg. 37

Blending with acrylics. A lesson in how to blend and layer acrylics to create realistic apples. Pattern for a branch with a three-apple cluster furnished.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1992 (v.19#1) pg. 26, 37

Tips on how to get a smooth base coat when painting with acrylics.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1993 (v.20#2) pg. 21

Mixed-media magic. How to combine acrylics with oils on the same surface to create exciting possibilities.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1993 (v.20#4) pg. 18

Painting perfect lines. How to use a ruling pen to create lines with either oil or acrylic paints.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1993 (v.20#5) pg. 14

Tips on blending acrylic paints before they dry.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1994 (v.21#4) pg. 10

Making the switch to oils. How to transfer acrylic painting skills to the oil palette.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1996 (v.23#2) pg. 58

How to prepare wooden surfaces for decorative painting with acrylics. Discusses sanding, sealing, staining, basecoating with acrylic paint, creating a shaded background and tips on transferring the pattern.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1997 (v.24#2) pg. 16

Building blocks for acrylic realism. How to side-load a brush to create highly realistic paintings with this simple shading and highlighting method. Step-by-step demonstrations of how to paint pears, grapes and leaves using floated color, a wet-into-wet technique.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1997 (v.24#5) pg. 16

How to convert oil painting instructions into acrylic painting techniques.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1998 (v.25#3) pg. 20

How to fix mistakes in acrylic paintings without starting over, including side-loading errors and insufficient contrast.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1998 (v.25#5) pg. 78

An explanation of how to dry brush using either acrylic or oil paints. Common problems and how to avoid them noted.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Dec 1999 (v.26#6) pg. 24

A four-step method for representing ribbons using acrylics.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Dec 1999 (v.26#6) pg. 86, Insert

Tips on painting black and oriental children in acrylics.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 67

Blended acrylic method in decorative painting produces a soft look similar to oils. Part 1. Canadian geese motif to paint. Beginner to intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #109 Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 44

Blended acrylic method of decorative painting produces a soft look similar to oils. Part 2. Peaceful Lamb heart-shaped motif accents a four-peg wall rack. Includes instructions for antiquing the finish and streaking the background. Intermediate to advanced skill level.
TOLE WORLD #110 May-Jun 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 6, 62

Blended acrylic method of decorative painting produces a soft look similar to oils. Part 3. A Cat Named Rose motif. Cat-shaped wall shelf is painted to look like a resting cat with a large rose motif where the rear hip would be. Techniques covered include lost-and-found edges for making a painting look more dimensional, planning an interest area, value changes and streak blending. Advanced skill level.
TOLE WORLD #111 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 20

Tip on preparing an old metal surface for painting with acrylics.
TOLE WORLD #113 Nov-Dec 1991 (v.15#6) pg. 41

Tip explains how the crawling technique is used to create a mottled look in a painting done in waterbased paint.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 51

Tip on how to correct acrylic mishaps.
TOLE WORLD #123 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 29

Painting without the pain. A carver's guide to using artist's acrylics.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 48