Painting with Acrylics! Learn simple painterly strokes to create rocks & water

Jennifer Moorhead, Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

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14 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

      2:12
    • What to Paint?

      5:03
    • Choosing your Color Scheme

      5:06
    • Compositional Elements

      5:49
    • Thumbnail Sketches : Nõtan

      6:57
    • Underpainting

      7:01
    • Dark Value Layer

      6:36
    • Rocks (part one)

      6:59
    • Rocks (part two)

      6:44
    • Water (part one)

      8:08
    • Water (part two)

      8:11
    • Finishing Touches (part one)

      6:56
    • Finishing Touches (part two)

      5:49
    • Final Thoughts

      1:26

About This Class

Learning the painterly strokes in acrylics is simple, fun & easy. It's like the lines just flow together with ease. This class is for a beginner-intermediate artist that just needs to have a basic knowledge of painting with acrylics. The rest you will learn through comfortable and understandable step-by-step demonstrations that I provide. I will be sharing with you teach my tips and techniques of the painting style throughout the class.

It's an exciting journey! You will also learn to compose a landscape with water and rocks while applying transparencies and layering of paints. You will be amazed by your results. Join me & let's get started! 

Art skills you will learn to:

  • paint rocks and water
  • paint simply painterly strokes
  • work from basic color schemes
  • mix color tones
  • develop interesting landscape compositions
  • understand Notan - compositions (fun!)
  • to create transparencies
  • to layer with paints to create depth
  • develop landscape perspective
  • paint shapes and volume
  • enhance your skills of using acrylic paints 

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Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur


Hello, I'm Jennifer Moorhead

I want to 'open the door' for you to learn the important art essentials and creative process that I have taught in college for over 35 years. I teach you with the same passion for art that I taught in college. I want you to understand the essential basics of art which have not changed for centuries...maybe the tools have... but are just as important to know today.

My classes are 'hands-on' to experience the phys...

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