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Acrylic Portrait Painting Lesson
Learn how to paint a portrait with acrylics in this lesson.
Acrylic painting lesson series - cherries
Learn how to paint a realistic painting of cherries. (Membership Required)
Color Theory in Action
Implementing color theory in an acrylic painting. (Membership Required)

All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of acrylic paints.  In the world of art, acrylics are the new players on the scene.  They have only been around for about 50 years, but have already proven to be a favorite medium for many painters.

Acrylics dry incredibly fast, allowing for many layers to be created on surfaces quickly and easily.  Some artists that generally prefer oils sometimes see this see this ability to be a hindrance to blending and mixing colors.  There are, however, acrylic mediums available that will slow drying times making acrylics behave a bit more like oils.  Acrylics dry to a plastic surface that is water-proof.  They can also be thinned and used like watercolor paints.

Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your acrylic painting techniques. 

ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES


How to create an acrylic transfer
Learn how to create acrylic transfers in this free painting lesson video.
How to choose the right paint brush
Everything you need to know about paint brushes. Brush hair types, shapes, marks, and parts are all covered in this video, comprehensive guide, and infographic.

PORTRAITS / FIGURE


Acrylic Portrait Painting Lesson
Learn how to paint a portrait with acrylics in this lesson that focuses on deliberate and visible brush strokes.
Free Painting Lessons-How to Mix Skin Tones
Learn how to mix skin tones using just red, yellow, brown, and white in this free painting lesson video.

LANDSCAPE


Acrylic Seascape Tutorial
Learn how to paint a seascape using acrylic paint in this video that features excerpts from a two hour lesson.

STILL LIFE


Acrylic Painting Techniques - Apple
Learn basic acrylic painting techniques in this free painting lesson video.

ACRYLIC COURSE


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“The Acrylic Painting Academy” is a video course on acrylic painting designed for beginner and intermediate artists. Explore the fundamentals of painting while learning a variety of processes and techniques in this complete, and logically sequenced course that includes videos and ebooks. (15 Modules with over 4 hours of video instruction and 14 eBooks)

The Acrylic Painting Academy


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