Acrylic Painting: Learn the Basics For Beginners

——   Created by LaurieAnne Gonzalez

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2h 05m
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beginner
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Do you want paint but not exactly sure where to start? This is the class for you!

In this class, I am going to teach you everything you need to know about Acrylic Painting in order to get started. Acrylic is such a great medium because it is very easy to learn and use.

I cover A LOT of information in this class but I have it broken down into 6 categories:

  • Your Workspace - I will show you my workspace and what tools I use to make it the perfect place to paint. Spoiler Alert: you do not need a fancy studio to paint, the kitchen table works great!
  • Color Mixing - I teach you how to mix colors and get a beautiful range of colors using the 3 primaries plus white and black. 
  • Brushes - I show you all of my favorite brushes and the different marks they make, as well as, Palette/Painting Knives! 
  • Texture (Acrylic Mediums) - I teach you how to use Acrylic Mediums to build really nice texture in your paintings and also how to create the desired finish on your piece. 
  • Dimension - I teach you how to create dimension when painting an object to avoid it looking flat.
  • Depth Of Field - I teach you have to achieve depth of field when painting a landscape by using scale and color. 

And much more!

At the end of this class, you will have all of the skills you need to begin painting!

IMPORTANT: The paintings you create from my class examples are for learning/educational purposes only. Those paintings or ones heavily inspired by my class example (or my other work) cannot be sold or reproduced in any way. All of my work is copyrighted and that is a violation of the copyright. Please stick to painting from my class examples only (not from other work on my website) or work from your own inspiration photos.

I have linked all of my supplies from this class below*:

Hansa Yellow

Ultramarine Blue

CP Cadmium Red Light

Carbon Black

White

Paynes Gray

Yellow Ochre

Easel

Color Wheel

Color Recipe Book

Acrylic Mediums

White Gesso

Golden OPEN Acrylic Paints

Blick Matte Acrylic Paints

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Watercolor Paper Pad

Canvas

Palette/Painting Knives

Green Handle Princeton Paint Brushes

Da Vinci Paint Brushes

Brush Cleaner

Mister Spray Bottle

Large Filbert Paint Brush

Paint Brush Set

Gesso Brush Set

Artist Tape

Glass Palette

Disposable Palette

IKEA Utility Cart

*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will make a commission, if you click thru and make a purchase.

The course project

For your project, I want you to practice mixing some colors and playing around with different brushes. Find what is comfortable to you. Come up with your own color palette and make some marks! When you are finished, take a photo of your project and upload it to the "Your Project" tab. 

IMPORTANT: The paintings you create from my class examples are for learning/educational purposes only. Those paintings or ones heavily inspired by my class example (or my other work) cannot be sold or reproduced in any way. All of my work is copyrighted and that is a violation of the copyright. Please stick to painting from my class examples only (not from other work on my website) or work from your own inspiration photos.

And if you are feeling extra studious, I have attached the photos that I used to teach Dimension and Depth of field. Give it a try!

27 Lessons

0:00:57
Introduction
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0:04:23
Workspace: Setting up
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0:01:40
Workspace: Cleaning your glass palette
0:02:09
Workspace: Substrates (Paper/Canvas)
0:04:25
Preparing the Paper
0:02:22
Color Mixing: Resources
0:05:57
Color Mixing: Part 1
0:05:15
Color Mixing: Part 2
0:05:17
Color Mixing: Part 3
0:05:19
Brushes: Part 1
0:05:45
Brushes: Part 2
0:05:12
Brushes: Part 3
0:02:47
Brushes: Cleaning and Care
0:04:51
Texture: Part 1
0:05:39
Texture: Part 2
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About the instructor

Hi Friends! I’m LaurieAnne and I am a full time painter in Phoenix, AZ. I mainly work in acrylic to capture all of my travels in paint but I also teach online painting classes and created a course I offer to professional artists on my own website called Art to Print where …

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