The Acrylic Painting Academy – Underpainting Part 2

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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: Part two of a series on indirect painting in which a monochromatic underpainting is developed, followed by applications of color glazes. The middle ground and foreground of the underpainting is developed in this module.

Suggested Materials: Stretched canvas, acrylic paints (Titanium White, Raw Umber, Payne's Gray or Ivory Black), various nylon brushes, water.

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The Acrylic Painting Academy – Underpainting Part 2 — 7 Comments

  1. hi .the video is very interesting,but the video i downloaded is not playing till the end…i see a message”Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file ” and it stops playing where matt says “the brush i am using here is incredibly small…overlapping some of the shadowed area(stops at this place)”

    please help

  2. Thanks.. I tried that but the problem stops at the same point.I am facing the same issue with the lesson “GLAZING PART 2” and “The Pen and Ink Experience – Mixing Methods-SD.mp4{stops at 4:27 min)”

    Plus the following videos are not opening either with VLC or windows media player or quick time player(the 3 s/w i have)
    1.The Pen and Ink Experience – Ink Wash
    2.Portrait Drawing The Smart Way – The Eye – Frontal View-SD

    so what do i do next


    • Hi Sumita,

      Thanks for that. I checked into a couple of the videos that you listed (Ink Wash and Mixing Methods) and I was able to play them completely with QuickTime. It’s possible that the files became corrupted when you downloaded them. You may try giving the downloads another shot.

  3. Words almost fail me! This lesson is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. Meticulous in detail, so easy to understand. Can’t wait to have a go. Since here in Portugal it is now 01.15 on Wednesday April 19th, perhaps I should catch up on some sleep first!
    I shall send in my effort for your comments in due course. Thank you Matt.
    Regards, Mary Bentley

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