Art Information

BASIC ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

Acrylic paint is pigment mixed with a synthetic polymer binder. Which gives the paint its unique qualities.

YOU DO NOT ADD WATER TO ACRYLIC PAINT = this will give you watercolour.

You mix colour with acrylic paint ON THE CANVAS

acrylic painting techniques

Make sure you have THREE TONES of colour

1 dark blue

2 medium blue

3 white

Place the dark colour down in a small patch, do not wash brush out, lay down the medium tone on top, lay down white on top of that and lightly blend. This is a wet in wet blend.

acrylic painting techniques

GLAZING

A glaze is where you thin (lengthen) the paint with a glazing medium

The point of a glaze is to add tone OR change colour

A glaze SHOULD ALWAYS SHOW THE ORIGINAL COLOUR UNDERNEATH

acrylic painting techniques

acrylic painting techniques

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COLOURS AND TONE ARE CREATED ON THE CANVAS

i.e PURPLE is made by placing down the darkest colour = ultramarine and then magenta blended through the ultramarine = gives you a wonderful 'tonal' purple. White or unbleached titanium is fed through the colours whilst still wet & will bring in the lightest tone

 

i.e GREEN = use the dark base of Sap green, feed azo yellow through the wet green. TO GIVE A TONAL GREEN. MAKE SURE BRUSH MARKS ARE GOOD.

Unbleached titanium fed through the wet paint will give the lightest tonal area.

Green is the dark colour to put under red = this darkens the green and 'seats' the colour

acrylic painting techniques

acrylic painting techniques

acrylic painting techniques

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