Acrylic Painting for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Your First Acrylic Painting | Malcolm Dewey | Skillshare

Acrylic Painting for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Your First Acrylic Painting

Malcolm Dewey, Artist and Author

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15 Lessons (1h 40m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Course

    • 2. Download Your Workbook

    • 3. Materials for Your Acrylic Painting

    • 4. The Stay Wet Palette

    • 5. Painting Supports

    • 6. Suggested Acrylics Medium

    • 7. Essential Composition Tips

    • 8. Aerial Perspective

    • 9. The Nature of Color

    • 10. Understand and Use Color Temperature

    • 11. Values Overview

    • 12. The Lane Painting Demonstration Part 1

    • 13. The Lane Painting Demonstration Part 2

    • 14. The Lane Painting Demonstration Conclusion

    • 15. Conclusion of Part 1

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About This Class

Acrylic painting is the most versatile and exciting medium for beginner painters. But where to start with so many tutorials, advice and and materials on the market? 

It can be confusing to know what to do with all the information on acrylic painting. Is it really worth the trouble?

The answer is YES! Acrylics are awesome, but the advice out there is so confusing. Now you can learn what you actually need to know to start painting right away. This course from professional artist, Malcolm Dewey, is packed with the basic no-nonsense information you need to paint effectively in no time at all

You will learn:

  1. Why to use acrylics over oil paints and watercolor;
  2. What materials you need right now. This will save you a lot of money!
  3. What is color actually. The simple version you can use!
  4. What are values and why they matter;
  5. Mixing techniques you can use right away;
  6. Brushwork that makes a real difference,
  7. How to make a stay-wet palette cheaply and save you paints
  8. How to paint a variety of subjects from simple to complex;
  9. Are mediums necessary at all? Which to use.

and much more

Including a full Acrylics Workbook to download.

This course is for beginners who want to know a lot about painting. You will progress from basics to more complex painting step-by-step. This makes it easier for you to get more out of your painting experience. Take it from me I have tried many mediums and techniques in my career as an artist. So much is not required knowledge and you can waste a fortune on gimmicks. Instead here is what you need to know and apply for powerful paintings. No flim-flam!

Enroll today and lets get to it!

Please note: This is Part 1 of the course. We will cover the essential painting techniques you will need to paint your first acrylic painting. 

In Part 2 coming soon - we explore more contemporary and expressive painting techniques. All your lessons from Part 1 will help you in Part 2 and more complex subjects.





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Malcolm Dewey

Artist and Author

Professional artist and author. I work in oils painting in a contemporary impressionist style. Mostly landscapes and figure studies. I have a number of painting courses both online and workshops for beginners through to intermediate artists. 

My publications include books on outdoor painting, how to paint loose and content marketing tips for creative people.

My goal is to help people start painting and encourage them with excellent lessons that they can use for years to com...

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