by Robin Capon and John Hammond

The new paperback version of John Hammond and Robin Capon’s incredibly popular Free Expression in Acrylics.

It is not enough to learn just the techniques but to understand how to choose the right technique to express what you feel or how to interpret what you see. It is also important to paint the right element of what you see to give real impact. Using your instinct to simplify and exaggerate, the book shows you how to have freedom of expression with a paintbrush.

One of the key elements of the book is the ‘picture analysis’ at the end of each chapter. A single painting is dissected to highlight – in summary – all the major points made within that chapter. Richly illustrated throughout with finished paintings, close-up details and step-by-step instructions.

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 9780713489552 and Abstract and Colour Techniques (with Claire Harrigan) 9780713490558. 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.

Price: £14.99
ISBN: 9781849940122
Extent: 128 pages
Format: Paperback
Size: 276 x 216 mm
Illustrations: 100 illustrations