Acrylic & Mixed Media Essentials Part Two

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

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14 Videos (1h 23m)
    • What You Will Learn

    • Introduction

    • Overpainting 101

    • Dirty Water

    • Dirty Brushes

    • Size Matters

    • Basic Palette Ideas

    • Palette Control

    • Clean Your Palette

    • Don t Throw Away

    • Color & Charcoal

    • Good Mud

    • Explore Color

    • Overthinking


About This Class

In Essential Skills Part Two you will learn how to eliminate muddy artwork. To create crisp & colorful art you need to stop bad habitls and master the art of how to handle your palette and medium(s). The tips you will learn seem simple but I can ensure you it takes discipline to make the necessary changes. I've taught many live workshops and have seen new & experienced artists make these common mistakes.

Note - This is the final series of lessons for Essential Skills. In Essential Skills Part One I shared many techniques for applying mediums to your surface(s). In Part Two you will learn to eliminate bad habits that result in gray, muddy art. If you haven't watched Essential Skills Part One I encourage you to do so.

I've included a PDF with important reminders & demo images from all lessons. This can be found in the Project section of the class.

Moving Forward - Once you have mastered the Essential Skills it's time to explote the wonderful world of painting loose with acrylics & mixed media. I have several classes already here on SkillShare and will post many more. I look forward to sharing my passion and many lessons learned for painting loose.


25 of 25 students recommendSee All

Fantastic tips and energy! I usually use watercolors now, but his advice on keeping your materials clean and being patient with your layers of paint is just as important with either medium. I always get a lot out of his classes.
Great advice, reminders and good tips for beginner and intermediate painters alike.
Lisa Meyers


Thank you Robert! Well presented and explained! I enjoyed all of your videos and have learned from them. Very good confidence boosters.





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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