by Robin Capon and John Hammond
One of the ground-breaking books on acrylics – new in paperback. Acrylics is now a very popular medium with artists of all abilities, especially with the advent of new and better acrylic paints. Capturing Light in Acrylics was and still is one of the best books on the subject. John Hammond, a highly successful practising artist, shares his experiences and knowledge of this incredibly adaptable medium and offers helpful advice, instruction and inspiration. Particular attention is paid to the skilful interpretation of light to convey the mood and atmosphere of a place.
The section on Practical Considerations includes details on materials, equipment and colour mixing; Interpreting Light reveals the secrets behind light and tone, shadows, changing light and weather conditions; the Subjects and Inspiration sections cover choosing subjects, composition, working on location, landscapes, city views, boats and beaches, Mediterranean light and figures; and Developing Ideas details working with sketches, photography and studio painting. Practical explanatory text and inspirational illustrations combine to make this a valuable addition to any artist’s bookshelf.
About the author
Robin Capon is an experienced author and art journalist, having written several books, including with co-authors, David Curtis: Light and Mood in Watercolour and Abstract and Colour Techniques (with Claire Harrigan). He is a regular contributor to The Artist and Leisure Painter. He lives in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
John Hammond studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Bath Academy of Art. He began working as a professional artist in 1982, and his paintings have attracted interest ever since, with sell-out exhibitions in the UK’s best galleries.
Extent: 128 pages
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 120 illustrations