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An Exploration In Using Stiffer Brushes With Acrylics

March 21, 2020

Painting

A few weeks ago I set out to explore the use of stiffer brushes in acrylic painting after reading this post on the Crimson Daggers art forum. I started by purchasing these bristle brushes from Cassart which I am very pleased with. I found that the stiffer bushes allowed me to work with thicker paint and use less layers of…

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An Exploration In Glazing With Acrylics

January 25, 2020

Painting

Here’s an experiment I did a while back trying to glaze using acrylics.  I was trying to follow Matt Philleo’s teachings although I didn’t use anywhere near as many layers as he does.  His approach involves doing a really tight line drawing and then glazing a load of translucent paint layers over the top until you end up with a…

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Acrylic Painting 5: Learning How To Colour Over An Underpainting

April 15, 2017

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Here is my fifth acrylic painting and this time I was Learning How To Colour Over An Underpainting. I tried using a grisaille (grey monochrome) underpainting.  I then painted my colours over the top. This seemed to work quite well as the paints I am using were transparent enough to let the underpainting show through. I also had a go at…

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Acrylic Painting 4: Learning How To Mix Paint With A Robin Red Breast

March 29, 2017

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I was determined to learn how to get better at mixing paint so I found the following articles on the internet and read through them: http://munsell.com/color-blog/mixing-paint-colors-paul-foxton-part2/ https://artintegrity.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/11-your-art-stories-here/ http://willkempartschool.com/beginners-colour-mixing-acrylic-paint/ http://www.dummies.com/art-center/performing-arts/art-painting/acrylic-painting-for-dummies-cheat-sheet/What I learned from these articles is that you need to think about the following when you’re trying to mix paint to match a specific a specific colour: Value Hue Saturation Some…

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Acrylic Painting 3: Rabbit Sitting Up

March 14, 2017

Digital Art

Here’s my third attempt with acrylics. I’m still using a monochromatic approach but this time using burnt umber paint (brown).

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Acrylic Painting 2: Labrador Puppy

February 19, 2017

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Here’s my second painting in acrylics, a labrador puppy. I heard that at Watts Atelier, they have their students paint monochromatically to begin with so I thought I’d give that a go.

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Tried out a glazing technique where I applied acrylic paint in many translucent layers.