Modern Acrylic Painting: Explore Techniques to Create On-Trend Art | Cat Coquillette | Skillshare

Modern Acrylic Painting: Explore Techniques to Create On-Trend Art

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Cat Coquillette, Artist at www.catcoq.com

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15 Lessons (2h 4m)
    • 1. Intro

      3:23
    • 2. Acrylics Preface

      2:36
    • 3. Supply List

      4:25
    • 4. Mixing Colors

      11:41
    • 5. Brush Control

      9:14
    • 6. Backgrounds: Smooth Blend

      13:28
    • 7. Backgrounds: Ombré Gradient

      7:26
    • 8. Backgrounds: Textured Abstract

      10:18
    • 9. Donut Painting

      19:22
    • 10. Tropical Leaf Painting

      18:03
    • 11. Geometric: Herringbone

      7:21
    • 12. Geometric: Gold Veining

      5:18
    • 13. Geometric: Color Blocking

      5:36
    • 14. Galaxy Painting

      3:34
    • 15. Bonus Tips

      2:16
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About This Class

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Learn how to paint with acrylics– with a modern twist! We’ll explore ten separate styles, so you’ll finish the class with a stack of brand new paintings. Taught by illustrator Cat Coquillette, a full-time artist and digital nomad.

Why acrylic paint? In addition to being incredibly easy to use, acrylics yield some of the most vibrant and versatile results. This is the perfect medium for creating modern paintings with graphic color blocking, ombré gradients, thick texture, and delicate linework.

We’ll create 10 individual paintings:

  • 3 styles of backgrounds:
    • smooth-blended
    • ombré gradient
    • textured abstract
  • Modern donuts with realistic icing
  • Tropical leaf color-blocking
  • 3 styles of geometric patterns:
    • herringbone
    • intricate linework
    • metallic whitespace Miniature galaxy
  • Miniature galaxy

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This class is welcome for everyone! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll discover the joy of acrylic painting and learn how to infuse modern techniques into this easy-to-use medium.

After taking this class, you’ll have everything you need to pick up a paintbrush and create your own masterpieces.

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Cat Coquillette

Artist at www.catcoq.com

Hello there! I'm Cat Coquillette.

I'm a location-independent artist and designer, as well as the founder of CatCoq, my illustration and design brand.

I'm formerly from Kansas City, USA, but thanks to my success with selling my art online, I now travel the world 24/7 as a permanent "nomad". I find creative inspiration from all corners of the planet. 

For the latest works-in-progress, travel, and inspiration, check out my Instagram. You can also ...

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