Starbucks Still Life Painting - Acrylics & Mixed Media Demonstration

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

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2 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

    • Demonstration


About This Class

In this class I will create an expressive still life using acrylics & mixed media. To make this happen I'm also employing good technique for painting text & words. I covered these techniques here in case you need to sharpen those skills.

Layers are also a huge part of this painting as they allow me to paint freely knowing I can come back later as the layers dry to shape and redefine certain details. Again, if you need to brush up on your layer skills you can do that here.

Why I like Simple Compositions

It allows me to paint loosely. When subjects, and compositions, become too busy I tend to loose the expressive qualities. By simplifying the subject I can avoid this and be more creative with how I paint versus getting bogged down.

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

great stuff
Janet Garcia

Fine Arts Artist

it will help if we could have in what general order one should follow the lessons. Great works, thanks
Lovely class. Really good teacher with exceptional art skills





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.


I host and teach advanced monthly workshops for watercolor and mixed media are available. If you want more critiques and feedback that will help you identify problem areas be sure to visit pai...

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