Tag Archives: acrylic
In order to fully develop your skills as an artist, your education must come from a variety of sources. Continue reading
Creating art with acrylic paint requires several specialized techniques for applying the paint in order to make the painting look realistic and believable. The technique that I want to talk about today is called scumbling. Continue reading
One of the most import tools in an artist’s tool box, in my opinion, is a good set of quality brushes. No craftsman can produce quality work with inferior grade tools. Continue reading
Back in November 2010, I began comtemplating what my next wildlife painting would be. I began doing my standard research looking through all of my reference photographs to find the subject material for the 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.
There are actually three materials that we have to decide on when creating a wildlife painting. These choices hold true for any type of painting but are especially important in wildlife art. Continue reading