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Aspects of acrylics

Part 9 To conclude this series, Steve Strode offers advice and inspiration for persevering with acrylics


Top tips for painting with acrylics

Problem-solving ideas for working with a fast-drying medium

Bloom, acrylic on card, 8x6in. (20x15cm). The quicker drying times can be used to your advantage by working in layers or glazes to add depth as you build up the study.

Since the beginning of the year we’ve been exploring acrylic paints and how to use them, and everything you need to get you started will most likely be found in those articles. I thought I’d sign off by telling you why I’m still using acrylics 25 years later.

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Welcome to the September issue. You will find packed inside a wealth of practical advice, illustrated techniques, creative ideas and step-by-step demonstrations in watercolour, acrylics, oils and pastels. There's information for beginners, and prompts and inspiration for those with more experience. There's everything from how to paint from photographs and ten top tips for keeping your colour mixes clean and vibrant to painting cat's eyes in detail, filling a nature journal and painting landscapes, buildings, reflections, animals, birds and more. Enjoy your month of painting.