Acrylic Painting For Beginners

——   Created by Robert Joyner

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Welcome To Acrylic Painting For Beginners

If you want a complete, no fluff, acrylic painting course then this is it! It's suited for complete beginners that want to dive into the wonderful world of acrylic painting.

We will start at the very beginning and work our way through all the basic skills like brushwork mechanics and how to apply acrylics to achieve the best fluid strokes.

Then we will take it a step further by learn valuable color mixing theories, how to use values and end with light on form painting techniques.

It cuts right to the chase! Each lesson is condensed and carefully planned so that you can ease into the lesson with getting confused or overwhelmed.

If you get stuck I'm here to help. Just leave a comment and I'll answer within 24 hours.

What you will learn

  • Learn how to use the brush and apply acrylics properly to get the best fluid strokes
  • Get familiar with applying acrylics by learning a variety of gradation techniques
  • Dive into the wonderful world of color and learn how to mix beautiful hues, shades and tints.
  • Learn how to manipulate chroma, saturation and intensity
  • Discover how value impacts your shapes, forms and subjects.
  • Learn value hierarchy which is the key to painting believable artwork
  • Practice value and color mixing techniques by painting geometric forms
  • Lastly, learn light on form and how it influences color and value
  • And so much more...

Need Supplies?

All supplies can be purchased using link below.

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The course project

Note: All demonstrations and reference images are included in the two zip files. Be sure to download them if needed.

The majority of the lessons have a recommended exercise. I suggest you complete each one to get the best results even if you have heard some of the ideas before.

Start your project immediately after you have completed the first assignment! And update your project as you move through each lesson.

The last three projects include more detailed painting techniques. You will want to complete each one and please post it so I can check out your progress.

Keep in mind when you post you can get some feedback if you need it. Just ask :)

58 Lessons

Quick Start Material Supplies
Acrylic Facts
Setting Up Workspace
Four Common Brush Grips
How To Prepare & Apply Paint
Exploring Brushstroke Mechanics
Painting Mechanics
Cutting-In Brushwork Mechanics
Brushwork Mechanics For Curved Shapes
Two Common Mixing Methods
Blended Gradation
Non Blended Gradation
Blended On Paper Gradation
Lines and Dots
Done Gradation With Blended Dots
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 4h 21m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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About the instructor

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

Here's a quick look at some of my bragging rights.

Official Artist 2012 Kentucky Derby …

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