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13 Videos (1h 16m)
    • Introduction Video

    • Charcoal Cow Sketch Part 1

    • Charcoal Cow Sketch Part 2

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 1

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 2

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 3

    • Acrylic Cow Sketch Part 4

    • Charcoal & Acrylic Sketch Recap

    • Cow Painting Layer One

    • Cow Painting Layer Two

    • Cow Painting Layer Three

    • Cow Painting Layer Four

    • Cow Painting Layer Five


About This Class

Put some style and excitement into your creative painting process by enrolling in this easy-to-do cow painting using acrylics on paper. Discover how to build an expressive & abstract style painting starting with a basic charcoal sketch.

What you will learn:

  1. How to use a basic charcoal sketch to express details & spot potential problems
  2. How to add personality and expression to your art
  3. Tips for creating loose brushwork
  4. Why painting in layers is so important
  5. Using outliner brushes to add linear interest
  6. Tips for using white
  7. Negative space painting to define key edges
  8. Why under painting your subject is so important
  9. Techniques to create colors that ‘pop’
  10. Why doodling & sketching is more important than painting finished art

39 of 41 students recommendSee All

Great class. Loads of information. Really enjoyed.
Brilliant Inspiring Class to get those "Loose Expressionism" tips and techniques. Robert is one of the "Masters" for teaching his style to others.
Lisa Meyers


Mr. Joyner's talks about 'allowing your mind to be creative' are incredibly helpful. Creating muscle memory with rough sketches and impressions before starting the actual painting is really wonderful and an innovative way to teach.





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Full time paintslinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

Bragging Rights

  • Official Artist 2012 Kentucky Derby
  • Arlington Horse Race Track Chicago
  • National Pastime Baseball Museum
  • Art On Carnival Cruise Ships
  • 555 Fahrenheit Restaurants
  • Art on sitcom Modern Family
  • Artwork on sitcom The Odd Couple
  • Artwork in movie Tracers
  • 2013 Mixed Media Instructor Strathmore Papers
  • Shenton Valley Vineyards Wine Label
  • Art in Polo Resort – upscale hotel In Hong Kong


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