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An acrylic view

Part 2 Tony Paul discusses palettes, supports, priming and colours as he continues his four-part series on painting with acrylics



Understand acrylics

Make the right choices for palettes and supports

Tips and techniques for painting portraits

Polythene makes cheap and easy-to-use palettes for acrylics. Colours shown from left to right: phthalo green, burnt umber, cobalt blue, phthalo blue, burnt sienna, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow and titanium white.
Winsor & Newton plastic laminated disposable palette, 9½x14½in. (24×37cm)
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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to this month's issue of Leisure Painter. Within these pages you'll find everything you need to learn to draw and paint successfully from how to render beaches and landscapes, buildings, flowers, portraits and birds to how to develop your artistic skills as you work on composition, perspective, tonal values, painting from photographs and colour mixing. Do you want to loosen up your style or work on detail with the smallest brushes? Do you need to know more about which materials to buy, or are you simply ready to take out your colours and paint alongside some the of the UK's best art tutors? Each month there are projects and step-by-step demonstrations to try. Enjoy your month of painting.
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