Painting Gradient Ombre Skies In Acrylic | Emily Keating Snyder | Skillshare

Painting Gradient Ombre Skies In Acrylic

Emily Keating Snyder, LA based mixed media artist

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10 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      1:33
    • Supplies

      1:21
    • Gradient Intro + Demo

      4:25
    • Mixing Your Colors

      4:30
    • Practice time

      2:53
    • Project Inspo

      2:26
    • Taping Your Composition

      6:33
    • Final Painting Fun!

      3:21
    • Untaping

      2:21
    • Share Your Art!

      0:24

About This Class

In this fun class we'll create a colorful gradient skyline on canvas using acrylic paint!


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If you're used to painting with acrylic you'll pick this technique up in no time! And if you're new to acrylic it will just take a bit of quick practice. But creating gradients is actually a perfect way to get started in acrylic as you'll get a real feel for the paint’s consistency and blendability.

This technique can be used for abstract pieces or for any kind of blending you might need in a more realistic painting. For our project, we'll create a city skyline with a beautiful gradient/ombre sky background. I'll show you my tricks to make it easy as (NYC pizza) pie.

Sunny skies ahead!

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Emily Keating Snyder

LA based mixed media artist


My happiest place is tinkering in the studio. The smell of paint. All the textures of different materials. The satisfaction of trying something new, even (especially) when it doesn’t work. My sketchbook takes the form of a million scraps of paper with more messy notes to myself than actual sketches. In life and in my work, I’m constantly seeking organization, simplicity and order then letting it all go in favor of curiosity and play.

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