Here is a free acrylic painting lesson video created by Artist Robert Joyner.
In the beginning of the video, Robert talks about an equation he likes to apply to his painting that I found very interesting. Its a 2:1 equation with 2 parts believable and 1 part imperfect. In Roberts opinion, which I tend to agree with, its the imperfections that make a painting beautiful.
Robert likes to keep his compositions simple and his brushwork loose and abstract which makes for some very interesting paintings. In this particular lesson, his composition is two fishing boats that are docked in downtown Newport News.
The biggest lesson I took away from this video is to not take my painting too seriously. I know that many times I will become intimidated by a particular painting I am working on. I will worry that it may not come out the way I anticipated and its those worries that ultimately ruin the finished product. I think its best to just relax and let go as Robert does in this video. And if it doesn’t come out as good as you had hoped, then put it in the “reject” pile like Robert mentions in the video and paint over it! What a great concept.
Here is another full episode of the program “Karrie on Canvas” with artist Karrie Evenson. In this episode, Karrie demonstrates how you can use music to inspire your creativity. Karrie also shows you how to create a painting without any real planning, to let go and just “Wing It” as she puts it.
Karrie uses musicians as her subject in this demonstration, but you do not have to paint the same subject. Pick any subject you want. It is the process that she uses to complete this painting that she would like you to try.
Enjoy this acrylic painting demonstration.
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Back to the video. This is an acrylic painting demonstration by artist Karrie Evenson. If you are a fan of acrylic painting and trying something new and different, then this video is for you. Karrie has a very unique style of painting that you are sure to find refreshing and enjoyable.
If you only learn one thing from Karrie, it would be to just let go and don’t be afraid to try new things. One of the biggest problems beginners face is the fear of wasting paint or of producing an ugly painting. If you are constantly fearful and holding back with your painting, you will never get any better.
Don Jusko is a very talented and knowledgeable American Artist and founder of the website: RealColorWheel.Com. RealColorWheel.com is by far the most comprehensive website on the topic of color. It is jam packed with free information, lessons and tips on color that Every artist should see. Don is very excited about sharing his painting demonstration below as well as getting the word out about his site.
Here is Don’s recommendation on how to navigate through his website:
“I suggest you start on my end page (reverse to forward pages). All my pages have links backward and forward and I think my last 6 pages are very important. Especially the page that shows the colors the children used and the secondary colors they made.”
About the Artist
Rod Lawrence graduated with a fine arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1973. Since then he has been working full time as a professional artist.
Lawrence has exhibited in many group and one-man shows, including the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” and “Wildlife: The artist’s View” shows. From these shows, his work has been chosen several times for their national tour. His art has also appeared as covers, illustrations and features in many outdoor magazines.
A log cabin in the hardwoods of northern Michigan, overlooking the North branch of the Manistee River, is home for Lawrence and his wife, Susan. The symbol preceding his signature in each of his painting shows the importance of his family in his work. The oddly shaped “S” is for his wife Susan (an accomplished basket weaver and instructor), and the “M” and “B” represent their sons, Matthew and Brett.
To learn more about Rod, please take a moment to visit his website by following the link below:
I am a self taught artist who has been painting and interested in art all my life. My favorite medium is acrylic due to its versatility. One of my favorite things to do is teach painting to other people. I currently teach classes and we couldn’t have more fun if we tried. It’s just so gratifying to see the excitement on student’s faces when they see what they can accomplish with a little instruction and effort. When your ready to forget the theory and produce the art, visit http://www.IamPainting.org. Learn Painting Techniques and create your own remarkable portraits or landscapes.
Tuscan Landscape – Acrylic Painting Tutorial By Julie Shoemaker
I was born and raised in Wales UK and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. I came to Germany to pursue an operatic career as a mezzo soprano and sang over 100 opera roles, including title roles such as Carmen, Joan of Arc and Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier. Other professional occupations have include voice teacher, chorus director, language teacher and writer.
I have been writing stories plays and poetry, making music and painting for as long as I can remember. Most of my early poetry has been lost. Serious dedication to painting followed from the year 2000 to fill in the spiritual vacuum left from no longer working in the theatre. The empty canvas is like a stage. It’s up to the performer to give it life and light!
Paintings can be seen on my website at http://www.redbubble.com/people/faithart as well as numerous other online venues such as my blogs: http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ , http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/ (the main one) and http://fapj.blogspot.com/ (extra for writing).. Enjoy your visits to my online premises, but please remember that all my output is protected by copyright.
Acrylic paint, when compared with other mediums like oil paint, is a fairly new addition to the world of painting. It has only been around since the 1950′s . It has been continually under development and refinement since that time. Just because acrylic paint has not been around as long as oils, does not make these paints less important or enjoyable.
Some of the wonderful benefits of using acrylic paints are their versatility, permanence and ease of use. These paints can be applied thickly as an impasto or in thin washes similar to watercolor. Acrylic paint does not yellow or harden with age like oils.
Meet the Artist :
From an early age, Greg has worked to hone his craft, learning from past masters and inventing his own techniques and styles. In the process, he has built a body of work and list of awards that any painter would be proud to call his own.
With 30 solo and many juried group exhibitions to his credit, Greg Biolchini’s list of shows is testament to his solid local and growing national reputation. After winning his third national award at the National Arts Club in New York City, Greg was awarded Master Pastelist status by the Pastel Society of America. This, combined with his growing list of national honors and awards has helped further his reputation.
Greg enjoys tremendous popularity as a teacher. His workshops and demonstrations are well attended and consistently rated by attendees as superb.