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
Learn how to create acrylic transfers in this free painting lesson video.
Learn how to glaze with acrylic paints in this lesson that explores indirect painting.
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.
An introduction to "The Acrylic Painting Academy" video course.
A look at manipulating value to create the illusion of light and form in an acrylic painting.
A step by step look at stretching and preparing canvas for painting.
A look at color theory and mixing colors. The properties of acrylic paints, color, and color schemes are all explored.
A look at implementing color theory in an acrylic painting. Monochromatic, analogous, split complementary, and complementary schemes are explored.
A look at abstraction and non-objective painting with acrylics.
A look at four of the most commonly used acrylic mediums used by painters.
Get introduced to a few basics on the medium of acrylic painting in this recorded Live Lesson.
Learn how to mix virtually every color using 7 vital pigments.
Learn color theory the easy and fun way with The Interactive Color Wheel.
PORTRAITS / FIGURE
Learn how to paint a portrait with acrylics in this lesson that focuses on deliberate and visible brush strokes.
Learn how to mix skin tones using just red, yellow, brown, and white in this free painting lesson video.
Part one of a series on developing an underpainting with acrylics. The background is developed in this module.
Part two of a series on developing an underpainting with acrylics. The foreground and the middle ground is developed in this module.
Part one of a series on adding layers of glaze to an acrylic painting. The background and parts of the middle ground are developed.
Part two of a series on adding layers of glaze to an acrylic painting. The foreground and the middle ground is developed in this module.
Learn how to apply acrylics with a variety of painting knives in this course module.
Learn how to paint a seascape using acrylic paint in this video that features excerpts from a two hour lesson.
Follow along and watch as a seascape is developed using acrylics in this two part video series on acrylic painting.
Learn how to paint directly in this lesson that explores basic acrylic painting techniques.
Learn basic acrylic painting techniques in this free painting lesson video.
Learn how to paint a realistic painting on watercolor paper in this series of recorded Live Lessons.
Learn how to create an acrylic painting using painting knives in this free video tutorial.
Part one of a two-part series on painting directly (Alla Prima) with acrylics.
Part two of a two-part series on painting directly (Alla Prima) with acrylics.
Recorded Live Lesson series on painting with acrylics. Create an under painting of values and layer local colors on top.
Acrylic still life demonstration - excerpts from 2 live lessons. Learn the importance of underpainting.
Learn how to create an underpainting of values in this two part video series on acrylic painting.
“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)
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