How To Paint With Acrylics

Extender – Acrylic Paint Performs like an Oil Paint with Extender Medium

February 16, 2014

Embrace Extender Medium and see your Acrylic Paint change before your eyes! Having used Extender Paint Medium for the last ten years, I consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to its usefulness as well as its challenges. It still amazes me how many artists  shy away from using acrylic paints because […]

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Mixed Media – Modern turns Vintage – Picture Frame

November 23, 2013

Old Modern Becomes Vintage New – Mixed Media to the Rescue  During a recent house cleaning exercise I came across this contemporary or modern looking photo frame and noticed the panels coming loose. I was getting ready to put it into the “dispose” pile and then a creative idea hit me.  Why not refinish the frame […]

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Art Terms and Painting Tips – Layering and Glazing

November 9, 2013

Glazing and Layering – Painting Techniques As teachers, we often hear students confuse the art terms they use. It can be a problem if they misunderstand the painting technique the instructor is trying to explain to them. Sometimes it’s good to investigate the real meaning of common ‘artsy’ words we teachers throw around just to confuse you…right? LOL! […]

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Glazing Techniques – Glazing A Painting – Transparent Color

August 8, 2012

Glazing Techniques used for painting flowers is a little like wearing rose colored glasses! When learning how to paint flowers, it is important to understand the painting techniques used to create  their brilliant colors and details. Have you ever looked through a pair of amber colored sunglasses and seen the world bathed in golden light? Glazing Techniques are a little like those […]

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Mixing Paints – Pigment Undertones – What Exactly Are They?

August 7, 2012

When Mixing Paints think of pigment undertone like a hidden personality trait. It’s time to start mixing paints. However there is something important you need to know before you begin. Have you ever picked up a tube of green pigment only to discover it is really quite yellow and not the green it looked like […]

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Learn To Paint With Acrylic Paints At Home

April 2, 2012

Learn to paint online art lessons are an easy way for anyone who wants to start on this journey to become a painter. There are many ways a person can learn how to paint but the best methods are the ones that instructors provide enough time and help to students to achieve their goals. Classes […]

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Learn to Paint With Acrylic Paints

March 26, 2012

Acrylic paints are often the chosen media if you want to learn to paint! Acrylic paint is a fairly easy type of paint to use in order to create many different types of artwork. You can find this popular type of paint at about any art supply stores and a very large selection online at […]

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Acrylic Paints: An Ultimate Choice for your Painting!

February 28, 2012

Are you looking for a water based paint which emerges as beautiful as oil paint, as dense as impasto and as thin as water color?  Acrylic paints have the ability and capability of meeting all the three requirements. Being extremely versatile and affordable, they are suitable for all expressive painting styles  and most especially for the beginning […]

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Color Theory – Pigment Properties – Do You Know them?

November 27, 2011

Understanding color theory is also about understanding our Paint! Most modern day color theory classes don’t teach us about the nuances of the paint we work with. To be able to have any success with color mixing and color theory, we must also understand the properties of the paint in outr paint box. Traditional painting […]

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How Well Do You Understand Your Choice Of Paint?

November 26, 2011

Where ‘pigments’ are concerned there is no difference between oil, watercolor or acrylic; the companies who make these paints will often use many of the same pigments. Let’s explain the relevance of pigment names in the art industry and how they are listed and controlled. The society who maintains a master list or ‘index’ of […]

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