Modern Methods for Vivid Acrylic Art
Add inspiring richness and professional quality to your acrylic artwork. Plumb the depths of modern acrylic media with me, author and artist Rhéni Tauchid, in Acrylic Painter’s Toolbox, and create expressive paintings that amaze.Throughout this class, we’ll use improvisational techniques that can be applied to virtually any style of acrylic painting. Rather than working on one project, I’ll anchor each lesson with a collection of methods and materials ideally suited to painting a specific motif.In our first lesson, we’ll explore direct painting by learning foundational techniques for handling acrylic paints through step–out demos. We’ll discuss acrylic priming techniques for your canvas as we work with a still life motif, and use high viscosity to impart an opaque and painterly handling. Plus, I’ll break down the expressive alla–prima method.
Dive in to the exciting world of texture as you work with mediums, grounds and specialty colors to create an abstracted landscape. Plus, I’ll share techniques for manipulating surface effects using my favorite tools, including some that can be found in your kitchen cabinets!Now, learn the importance of composing pictorial space, by abstractly painting ground, sky and landscape. I’ll guide you through incorporating a self–leveling gel, and the preparation and use of a piping bag. You’ll even learn important tips for achieving a beautiful finish with matte and gloss glaze.Next up is acrylic bling! Our reference motif will be a decorative cherry tree as we learn to apply stencils, use charcoal, add text and create acrylic petals. Enroll in Acrylic Painter’s Toolbox today, and you’ll even learn how to handle and store your acrylic masterpieces.