Category Archives: Acrylic Painting
I first started this painting back on December 18, 2010 as an experiment in just painting for the fun of it, and talked about that process in Painting for Fun. When I started the painting, I did not use my normal method of planning for the painting. I just set up a canvas, mixed some colors, and went to work.
If you’re trying to learn to paint waterfowl, this article on How to Paint a Mallard Duck Wing will teach you a quick and easy method. Continue reading
In today’s post, I’m going to discuss the steps I take to paint a mallard drake’s head in a waterfowl painting. Continue reading
One of the largest complaints that I’ve seen about acrylic paints for creating art is it’s quick drying time which prevents the blending of tonal values the way oil paints can be blended. Some people refer to this effect as the paint-by-number look.
In the numerous forums I visit, I’ve seen several questions come up about painting the background in an acrylic painting so I decided to create this post about the subject.
In order to create wildlife paintings with the realism that I desire, shadows must be accurately depicted in the scene using a technique that I refer to as shade mixing. Shadows create the shape of objects in the scene such as trees, rocks, Continue reading
On October 22 2010, I started a new painting entitled “Safely Home”. I completed the painting today Continue reading