Live Lessons: Blueberries with Acrylics

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This lesson series features:
7 Hours of Instruction
7 Videos

About This Lesson Series...

In this lesson series, we'll use acrylic paints to develop an interesting still life painting of blueberries.

Lesson 1 (1:03:05)

In lesson one, we discuss the materials and strategy for this painting. We begin drawing the blueberries with a graphite pencil using a grid for accuracy.

Lesson 2 (1:15:34)

In lesson two, we begin with acrylic paint, addressing two of the blueberries.

Lesson 3 (1:06:08)

In lesson three, we change the background and continue work on the top row of blueberries.

Lesson 4 (1:08:17)

In lesson four, we work down to the second row of blueberries and attempt to speed up the process by addressing several blueberries at once.

Lesson 5 (1:03:43)

In lesson five, we continue to develop the blueberries, concentrating on giving each blueberry its own "personality".

Lesson 6 (1:11:53)

In lesson six, we add more blueberries and touches of Burnt Sienna to the existing blueberries.

Lesson 7 (1:33:00)

In lesson seven, we complete the painting by addressing the last row of blueberries and the background.

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Finished Result

Here's what you'll need...

  • Acrylic Paint
  • Nylon Brushes
  • Graphite Pencil

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Lesson Discussion

  1. I use a palette called a Majello palette,put a wet paper towel in the middle and it stays wet for over a month as long as the paper towel stays wet! Sometimes they mold!

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