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Published on 05 Feb 2015 | about 1 year ago


Acrylic painting techniques for the absolute beginner.

A step-by-step online tutorial course teaching you how to paint with acrylics.

Acrylics can be the simplest and easiest was for a beginner to learn classical painting techniques with professional artist Will Kemp

Acrylics can be used in thin layers like watercolors, or in thicker, more opaque applications of paint, like oil paint. Acrylics dry quickly and can be diluted and cleaned with water, making them simple to use, odorless, and accessible to all.

In this course, Will Kemp takes you on a journey that will unleash your inner artist, providing an introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting.

The course follows a progressive sequence, covering beginner and advanced acrylic painting methods, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and textural effects. It also addresses setup and materials, color mixing and pigment choice, brush-handling and palette-knife techniques, as well as gels and mediums.

By the end of the course you'll have a final still-life project you can hang with pride, and a solid foundation of painting knowledge, making the transition into more challenging subjects or mediums much easier.

Topics Include:
Choosing a brush, palette, and canvas
Altering acrylic paint with water and other mediums
Blocking in and underpainting
Adding glazes
Choosing pigments
Understanding basic color theory
Creating texture
Signing and protecting your work

3h 25m

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