The Acrylic Painting Academy – Direct Painting Part 2

The Acrylic Painting Academy: Direct Painting - Part 2

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Lesson Description

Part two of a two part series on direct painting (Alla Prima) in which colors and values are applied as they are observed without underpainting.

Lesson Materials

Stretched canvas, acrylic paints (Indian Yellow Hue, Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light), nylon brushes (flat and round).

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The Acrylic Painting Academy – Direct Painting Part 2 — 13 Comments

  1. matt,
    1.what does it mean not to “overwork” your painting or drawing?
    i know we have to me patient to built the illusion of our object….
    2.didn’t some famous artist use a few strokes or maybe that’s an illusion in itself?

  2. This is brilliant! Thanks Matt. Please could I ask how long it took you to complete this painting from start to finish? Also, due to ill health, I can only paint for very short spells then rest, how do I stop my paint on my palate from drying out? I will have to wait until the next day throughout each painting Iā€™m working on so how can I preserve my palate for this length of time? Many thanks

  3. OMG, I took this course because I am a beginner but this is NOT a beginner acrylic painting lesson or course. I’m very frustrated!!! (as you can probably tell).
    Yes, Matt, how do you keep the paint wet?
    How long did it take you?
    What size brush should you use to get the letters fine?
    How do you keep your brush from gooping up?
    Why start with something much easier like techniques? UGH!!!

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