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Acrylic Painting Techniques for Different Effects
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Acrylic Painting Techniques for Different Effects

Learn How to Paint with AcrylicsI love acrylics. Want the effect of watercolor or oils? No need to go out and buy a whole new set of paints and brushes; you can still do it with acrylics.Why acrylics, you ask? I can’t speak for anyone else, but I love the ability to work on smooth or textured surfaces, to completely cover the surface with an opaque color, or to use a glaze to get transparent layer and changing the color with subtle shifts.

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Mary Todd Beam Introduces a New Staining Technique

Mary Todd Beam demonstrates a staining technique from her newest book “The Creative Edge”. Beam uses a mix of acrylics to bead and blend colors on crescent board. Using a Spreader to spread the stain, Beam brings figures to life. Using opaques on each painting, Beem is able to bring figures out in the painting.
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Jens Picks: Paint Vibrant Landscapes

Empower Your Landcapes With Luminous Color!Brilliant Color Painting Vibrant Outdoor Scenes By Julie Gilbert PollardLet go of what you see, and paint what you feel! In this book Julie helps you think about color in a new way, empowering you to push the envelope beyond ordinary realism into bold landscapes full of life and energy.
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Jen Picks: Paint the Sea with Claudia Nice

Capture the Magic of the Sea!Down by the Sea with Brush and PenDraw and Paint Beautiful Coastal ScenesBy Claudia NiceNobody captures the misty splashes and weathered details of seascapes quite like Claudia Nice. In this step-by-step guide, Claudia shares her special approach to creating dynamic watercolor compositions textured with pen ink, acrylics and gouache.
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Jens Picks: Paint Watercolors That Shine

Achieve Exciting Contrasts for Light-Filled Paintings!Painting Vibrant Watercolors Discover the Magic of Light, Color and ContrastBy Soon Y. WarrenSoon Y. In working with her on this book I was struck by her knowledge and love of this medium…and by her intense love of painting itself, watching ordinary things become extraordinary when captured with watercolor.
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Jens Picks: Paint Expressive Portraits

Expressive PortraitsCreative Methods for Painting Peopleby Jean PedersonIf you’re tired of the “same old” book on painting portraits, Expressive Portraits is a welcomed breath of fresh air. Sophisticated in style, yet very approachable in technique and presentation, this book will help you lose your inhibitions while reaching a new level of expression in your portraits.
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Paint Dreamy Landscapes with Sponges, Acrylic and Spray Paint!

NaturescapesBy Terrence Lun TseFollow Terrence Lun Tse’s absolutely innovative, thoroughly enjoyable approach to paint soft and dreamy, quick and easy landscapes, flowers and nature scenes. He shows you how in his new book, Naturescapes—using ordinary household sponges, acrylic paints, and materials direct from nature herself!
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Learn to Paint What You Seenot what you think you see

Your Artist’s BrainBy Carl PurcellImproving your drawings and paintings can be as simple as learning how to trust your eyes. In Your Artist’s Brain you’ll learn to portray even the most complex subjects by focusing on what you really see–not what you think you see.Expert art instructor Carl Purcell shows you how to overcome dependency on the “intellectual brain” and listen carefully to the more observant “artist’s brain.
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A New Watercolor Technique to Try

Looking for a way to spice up your time in the studio this afternoon? According to Gordon Mackenzie, all you need is a roll of packing tape and a sharp knife to make that happen. To watch the full video lesson, visit ArtistsNetwork.tv.0 SharesNo related posts.
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Paint a Watercolor Fantasy

Dreamscapes Myth MagicCreating Legendary Creatures Charactersby StephaniePui-Mun LawOpen Dreamscapes Myth Magic, and enter a realm where fantasy springs to life in dreamlike colors, luscious textures and graceful compositions. I am always awe-struck by the beauty and intricacy of Stephanie’s watercolor worlds–she is able to make the paint flow and swirl with luminosity and vibrance, all while guiding the viewer through the piece with carefully placed details.
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Jens Picks: Digital Painting Techniques

Complete Digital Painting Techniquesby David ColeMany of us use our computers in some way for artwork…be it to keep in contact with other artists, galleries or friends; to broadcast our new paintings on websites, blogs or social sites; to store and transform our reference photos. But how many of us have taken that next step and use our computers as the painting tools themselves?
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Mary Whyte on Watercolor Painting and How to Draw People

Sign up for our newsletterStay up to date with the latest content, educational resources, promotions and special news from our partners.For the Artist, Maker and (Forever) InspiredArtist Network is with you every step of your art journey. Come have fun with us! Come make art with us!About UsContact UsFAQsSubscribeAdvertise With UsGET THE MAGAZINESOur Sites: WetCanvas | Southwest Art | Collectors Guide© Copyright 2020 Golden Peak Media.
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Painting Without a Paint Brush

Sign up for our newsletterStay up to date with the latest content, educational resources, promotions and special news from our partners.For the Artist, Maker and (Forever) InspiredArtist Network is with you every step of your art journey. Come have fun with us! Come make art with us!About UsContact UsFAQsSubscribeAdvertise With UsGET THE MAGAZINESOur Sites: WetCanvas | Southwest Art | Collectors Guide© Copyright 2020 Golden Peak Media.
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Mastering Watercolor Portraiture with Mary Whyte

Sign up for our newsletterStay up to date with the latest content, educational resources, promotions and special news from our partners.For the Artist, Maker and (Forever) InspiredArtist Network is with you every step of your art journey. Come have fun with us! Come make art with us!About UsContact UsFAQsSubscribeAdvertise With UsGET THE MAGAZINESOur Sites: WetCanvas | Southwest Art | Collectors Guide© Copyright 2020 Golden Peak Media.
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Jens Picks: Watercolor Inspirations

Splash 12 The Best of WatercolorCelebrating Artistic VisionBy Rachel Rubin WolfThe Splash series has earned a reputation as one of the premier showcases of contemporary watercolor. With a special focus on artistic vision, Splash 12: The Best of Watercolor explores how artists seize upon moments of beauty and wonder, inject emotional content and personal interpretation, and translate it all into brilliant, standout paintings.
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Mastering Plein Air Oil Painting with Frank Serrano

Artist Daily Workshop with Frank Serrano explores how to paint landscapes en plein air just as the best artists of Impressionism did. Serrano is an expert in oil art techniques and delivers an understanding of painting outdoors and get the most of your plein air painting.0 SharesNo related posts.Leave a Reply You must Register orLogin to post a comment.
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The Difference Between Transparent and Opaque Acrylics

Sometimes you are making an acrylic painting and wonder, Why is this paint so see-through? Well, thats when you really want to brush up on your acrylic painting techniques and delve into the difference between a transparent paint and an opaque paint. Learn the difference from Liquitex!
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Staying Alive: Life as a self-employed artist can be filled with joy as well as cash, if you approach the challenge creatively

Since 1975, Artist’s Graphic Designer’s Market has been a must-have reference guide for emerging artists who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. Beyond up-to-date contact and submission information for more than 1,100 art markets, AGDM includes informative articles and interviews with successful artists and art buyers.
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Bob Ross Paints Happy Trees

Sign up for our newsletterStay up to date with the latest content, educational resources, promotions and special news from our partners.For the Artist, Maker and (Forever) InspiredArtist Network is with you every step of your art journey. Come have fun with us! Come make art with us!About UsContact UsFAQsSubscribeAdvertise With UsGET THE MAGAZINESOur Sites: WetCanvas | Southwest Art | Collectors Guide© Copyright 2020 Golden Peak Media.
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The Inside Story: Tips from the directors of four world-class galleries will help you get your foot in any gallerys door

Since 1975, Artist’s Graphic Designer’s Market has been a must-have reference guide for emerging artists who want to establish a successful career in fine art, illustration, cartooning or graphic design. Beyond up-to-date contact and submission information for more than 1,100 art markets, AGDM includes informative articles and interviews with successful artists and art buyers.
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Oil Painting Techniques for Black Skin Tone

Today’s demonstration is excerpted from Chris Saper’s Classic Portrait Painting in Oils, which teaches readers great oil painting techniques to capture a variety of skin tones. In this lesson, she shares her tips on how to paint a portrait of a woman with black skin.Painted in open studio, this life study of Faith was a pleasure to do.
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