learn to paint with acrylic paints

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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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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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 2

July 15, 2012

In the previous blog entry, Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1, we talked about how different brushes create different strokes and styles in an art piece. The type of brush you use can help create a master piece. In our last post we discussed: Mops Dome Blender Angles Chisel Blender Filberts/Oval To finish our set, […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1

July 11, 2012

When painting, different brushes create different strokes and styles in your artwork. When reaching for a paintbrush, many believe that all paintbrushes are equal. Yes – all paint brushes will end with paint on your canvas, but to create the perfect design or art piece be sure to pick the right brush for the job. […]

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A Look into Asian Art

July 6, 2012

America has a wide range of art styles, many that can be found almost on a daily basis. Items such as the popular PopArt, Surreal, and even Cubism have roots based in the States. PopArt, in particular, is a very trendy style now, especially with the younger generation, taking a real life item and making […]

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How to Paint Animals – Painting Realistic Wildlife Fur

May 31, 2012

How to paint animals with fur is the question?Painting realistic animals with fur might appear to be the most difficult of all painting techniques to master. However this process is made so much easier to understand when it is broken down into bite size pieces. Painting fur textures, colors and patterns takes a little time […]

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Stepping Stones to Creating Original Art – Painting Patterns

May 9, 2012

Painting patterns and online art classes can be a great stepping stone to creativity Many artists want to paint their own original art. They want their canvas paintings to be unique and different right from the start. This is an excellent goal to work towards; however as a new artist just starting out, using painting […]

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What Is Hue – What Does It Mean In Color Theory?

April 15, 2012

What Is Hue – What does it mean to the artist?  The word Hue is a term used in the art world to define the family of a color. …. For example, if ‘Robin’s Egg Blue’ is the color we want to suggest, we might also say that Robin’s egg blue is a blue ‘Hue’ […]

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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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Tips For Painting With Acrylic Paints

March 12, 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? Well, acrylic paint has the ability and capability of meeting all the three requirements. Being extremely versatile, it is suitable for all the expressive paintings and detailed paintings on any […]

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