Brandi Deziel is a self-taught photorealism painter living and working in Toronto.
She creates the illusion of a photograph by layering crisp images with soft, blurred backgrounds and foregrounds thus shifting the attention to the focal object and deceiving the eye.
Her work is included in private collections world-wide.
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.
I found a great step by step acrylic painting tutorial today on YouTube created by the very talented Artist and Instructor Bob Davies. Bob has a number of free excellent demonstrations, tips and tutorial on his YouTube page, so be sure to head on over after viewing this lesson.
Be sure to also check out Bob’s free Ebook “Acrylic Painting Secrets”. Lots of helpful information there as well.
About Brian Simons
Being a self-taught artist, I have derived much of my inspiration from the “Group of Seven”, the French Impressionists and the Writings of Baha’u'lla’h (Bahá’í Faith). My family and I moved to Vancouver Island from Alberta, where I first began to paint approx. 25 years ago. Prior to that time, I focused mostly on drawing and sketching. I began showing my work in 1988 and have been represented by numerous galleries on the Island. From 2006 to the present, I paint on a full-time basis and have had many successes and confirmations in that period, including numerous commissions for a television production company, architects several corporate and private collectors both in Canada and the United States. I also conduct acrylic painting workshops British Columbia, Alberta and the United States….
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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Here is another full episode of the program “Karrie on Canvas” with artist Karrie Evenson. In this episode, Karrie demonstrates her loose and spontaneous techniques by creating an abstract floral piece in acrylics. I really enjoy Karrie’s style as she teaches you to just let go and enjoy yourself.
A big thanks to the folks over at Jones Television for sharing this video. You can see more of the great programming over at their YouTube Channel Here.
Here is another great episode of Karrie on Canvas presented to you by “Jones Television – Channel 22″. Jones Television-Channel 22 is a twenty-four hour, non-profit, commercial-free station cable-cast in Northwest Arkansas. Established by the Harvey and Bernice Jones Trust in 1996, the station broadcasts community and educational information with a reach of more than 150,000 households in Benton and Washington counties. Through generous support from Cox Communications, Inc., Jones Television is uniquely positioned to offer niche programming featuring the people, places and events that make up the rich tapestry of Northwest Arkansas. You can learn more about them by either visiting their YouTube Page or their Website.
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.”
I often browse around YouTube and other video sharing websites in search of new talent to post here on my blog. Today I hit the motherload! The following is a two part video demonstration of a landscape by the amazingly talented artist Maxim Grunin. I was in absolute awe when I watched Maxim create this work of art in what seems like a matter of hours. When you see the finished product you will be amazed as well. The finished painting looks as though it took months or even years to create. It looks so complicated but Maxim makes it look so easy. I think we can all learn a thing or two from this artist. I do hope you enjoy this demonstration as much as I did and I hope this inspires you to create something as equally amazing as this.
Acrylic Landscape Painting Demonstration by Maxim Grunin
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: