Let me show you my best painting secret!
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Do you feel the pull to take up painting for the first time? Or do you want to rekindle your painting experiences from years ago? If so it is likely that you are considering acrylic painting as the answer. I know I did. You may be wondering if acrylics will make it simpler for you to start painting again? Consider it no more. I have put together the beginners course for acrylic painting just for you.
As a versatile medium acrylics are hard to beat. Pick a style of painting and acrylics have you covered. You can even achieve a watercolor look with acrylics. Traditional, modern or abstract subjects are all within the scope of acrylics. Even painting like the Old Masters can be pulled off by a skilled acrylic painter.
Will Acrylics Be Easier?
From the point of view of dealing with solvents and dangerous paint pigments, yes. Acrylics will be easier to use. From the convenience of quick drying times and easy clean up. Yes this too is simpler. Cheaper paints? Yes there are very cheap acrylics on the market too.
So what is the catch?
Despite acrylic's versatile nature many beginners face frustration for one reason. Acrylics will not teach them how to paint better. Too often marketers sell the virtues of acrylics, but the beginner needs to learn how to paint. It seems all you need to do is buy some acrylics and start painting. Not true.
A Beginner's Course that Covers Two Bases
When I started to design this course I knew that I had to cover both topics. How to use acrylics of course. But also how to paint well. I had to show the fundamentals without getting into complicated theory. I also wanted a straightforward workbook that summarised the course.
What Will the Course Teach You?
First off you will learn about the materials you need. This makes it easy to get the essentials even with a tight budget. There is nothing as annoying as wasting money on paints and kit that never get used.
Then we look at what makes a good painting. Not a copy-me-painting-approach. Instead you will learn the real stuff that will allow you paint anything with confidence. We cover shape, value, perspective, color and light plus composition. Sound like a lot? Trust me I have distilled this down to the critical basics that I wish I had a a beginner. Time is too precious to waste pouring over art theory books.
A Variety of Subjects
Since I paint mostly landscapes I use this subject in my demonstrations. But there is still life covered too and more to come. But you will see a traditional approach to painting and a modern expressive approach too. Use acrylic color as you want to see it while knowing that your basics painting skills are solid.
Will this Help With Acrylic Painting?
Yes your painting can only improve if you follow the right steps. But remmerb that practice is the secret. Practice each demonstration as soon as possible. It is entertaining to watch painting demonstrations. I love them too. But unless you practice the painting the lesson is limited to entertainment. I do inlude the reference photos for student to download and use precisely for this purpose.
Confidence to Start
My real aim is to make beginners start with confidence. Yes there will be mistakes, but that is good. Mistakes mean opportunities to grow in confidence. One of the pleasures of teaching art is to see an artist's confidence develop.
It is a fact that painting is not easy to commit to. There are many steps to getting to the point when you face the canvas with brush in hand. Then the fear of looking silly with a painting that disappoints. No that is not the way to do it. The world needs you to be confident and paint with boldness. That is my ultimate goal for you.
Preview the Course
Find out more by previewing the course. If you find want to try it out I have a special offer for my blog readers. You also have a thirty day guarantee and nearly four hours of lessons to view. Plus a workbook and all future updates.
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