Abstract Still Life Techniques - Try Something Different

Robert Joyner, Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

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2 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

    • Demonstration


About This Class

In this class I will share some mixed media painting techniques using acrylic, crayon & charcoal. The purpose of the lessons is to implement good use of value & tone but in an expressive manner. When teaching artists that aspire to paint loose I find they misunderstand the importance of good fundamentals. This results in hectic looking art that just doesn't make the cut because it lacks believability. 


This is the third part of the Value & Tone series. I recommend you to watch them before you tackle this one. Links are below.

Add Value To You Art
Introduction To Tone

Who is this class for?

Anyone that desires to paint loose and enjoys mixed media. Also, if you want to strengthen your basic painting fundamentals but do it with more freedom of expression.

17 of 20 students recommendSee All

All Robert's classes are worth watching. I learn something from every one of them. .
Really great class and wisdom. Once you understand fundamentals, it's great to experiment and paint loose like this. It can really show personality and interest. And be loads of fun.
Brandon Whelan

Artist & Designer

Awesome demo on loose brushwork. Don't see many of those. I guess most painter's egos don't want you to see how the sausages are made lol!





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.


I host and teach advanced monthly workshops for watercolor and mixed media are available. If you want more critiques and feedback that will help you identify problem areas be sure to visit pai...

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