The Joy of Acrylic Painting

This guide offers an engaging, streamlined approach for any beginner! Special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling. Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting.


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Now is the time to pursue creative fulfillment!

Annie O'Brien Gonzales felt a passion for art from an early age. But not until 30 years later—after raising a family and working “a real job”—did she get serious about painting. Along the way, she experienced the pleasures and the pitfalls of learning to paint. In these pages, she channels it all to help others discover (or re-discover) The Joy of Acrylic Painting. This guide offers an engaging, streamlined approach for any beginner, but especially those who—due to life detours or lack of time—had previously postponed their artistic aspirations.

In a fun, instantly gratifying style, Gonzales combines the forgiveness of acrylics with the approachability of expressive painting. With special emphasis on the elements of color, pattern and texture, these lessons give you a jump-start on painting with feeling. If now is your time to pursue creative fulfillment, then this is the book to ease your way.

  • Strategies for gathering resonant ideas and inspiration.
  • Practical advice, such as when to splurge and where to save on painting supplies.
  • Mixed-media techniques for creating character in your paintings.
  • Inspiration from Expressionist masters, including ways to use their work as a jumping-off point for your own original paintings.
  • PLUS 8 fabulous start-to-finish painting projects—landscapes, still life, figures and abstracts.
  • About the Author

    Annie O'Brien Gonzales is a professional painter, teacher and writer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In her studio on Canyon Road, she paints colorful and expressive floral, still-life and landscape paintings. She paints intuitively with inspiration from nature combined with personal symbols and pattern.

    Her work is represented in galleries across the U.S. and has been shown in numerous juried art shows, collected by art lovers across the U.S. and recently was included in a museum's permanent collection. She is also a docent at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and a tour guide at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. She teaches private lessons in her studio in Santa Fe and workshops across the country as well as at Ghost Ranch and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

    Learn more about Annie at annieobriengonzales.com and follow her on Instagram @annieobriengonzales.

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SKU R4686
Product Type Book
Binding Paperback
Number Of Pages 144
ISBN 13 9781440351211
Author/Designer Annie O'Brien Gonzales
Technique Painting
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