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.
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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.
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
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