Live Lessons: Painting a Duck with Acrylics

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This lesson series features:
9 Hours of Instruction
9 Videos

About This Lesson Series...

In this lesson series, we create an acrylic painting of a duck on the water. We use the grid technique to draw the contours before applying acrylic paints using direct painting.

Lesson 1 (1:08:28)

In lesson one, we discuss the materials and surface and draw the contours of the duck with a graphite pencil.

Lesson 2 (1:07:39)

In lesson two, we begin applying acrylic paint to the water around the duck.

Lesson 3 (1:05:15)

In lesson three, we continue developing the water ripples around the duck.

Lesson 4 (1:08:50)

In lesson four, we continue developing the water ripples and begin to increase contrast.

Lesson 5 (1:06:37)

In lesson five, we begin work on developing the body of the duck.

Lesson 6 (1:11:05)

In lesson six, we work down the neck of the duck and begin developing the body.

Lesson 7 (1:08:08)

In lesson seven, we begin work on the back feathers of the duck.

Lesson 8 (1:06:54)

In lesson eight, we continue work on the back feathers of the duck.

Lesson 9 (59:44)

In lesson nine, we complete the painting of a duck.

Duck Painting with Acrylics

Resources for this Lesson...

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Finished Result

Here's what you'll need...

  • 8" by 10" Linen Canvas Panel
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Nylon Brushes

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