The Acrylic Painting Academy – Color Theory in Action

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"The Acrylic Painting Academy" is designed to provide beginner and intermediate artists with a complete learning experience on painting with acrylics through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks.

Description: A look at implementing color theory in an acrylic painting. Monochromatic, analogous, split complementary, and complementary schemes are explored.

Suggested Materials: Stretched canvas, "HB" graphite pencil, ruler, kneaded eraser, acrylic paints (Ultramarine, Alizarin Crimson, and Cadmium Yellow Light), nylon brushes.

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The Acrylic Painting Academy – Color Theory in Action — 4 Comments

    • To download the videos, you must follow the “Download Page” link. On the page that comes up, scroll to the bottom and click on “Clip Info/Download” From here, you can choose your file size. To download any file (ebook or video) to a specific location on your computer, right-click on the file and choose the destination folder on your computer.

  1. Hi Matt,
    I’m drawn to the work and palette of Vanessa Bell, and while I understand that she worked in oils as opposed to acrylics I wonder if you might be able to advise me how to achieve a similar effect. “Studland Beach” is a particular favourite. Many Thanks, Lynn

  2. I thought this segment was very instructive. It might have been interesting for you to discuss your feelings regarding how the different color schemes affected your perception of the pear. you mentioned mood, and it would be interesting to explore this further. thanks!!!!!!

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