Start Loose And Stay Loose - Learn To Create Expressive Artwork

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

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5 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

    • Part One

    • Part Two

    • Part Three

    • Part Four


About This Class

In this class I will demonstrate an easy technique - 'starting loose & staying loose' using only acrylics. I feel one of the issues with most artists that are branching out to paint loose and trying to learn to be more expressive is they will go for it in the beginning only to tighten up as the painting progresses. The end result is still tight despite the loose beginning.

I create two versions of a simple house and begin by adding the first layer. Note that both versions are good examples of starting loose. When I'm finished adding the first layer I'll take a break and allow the paint to dry.

Be sure to understand how having clean water & managing your reservoirs can easily improve your artwork. It's imperative that you become aware of this at all times since neglecting it will only ruin your beautiful colors & transparent qualities.

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Its always exciting to watch Robert paint. There's so much to learn from him and his style of painting. He makes me want to paint all day long....
all. teachings are great. Robert, do uou use Golden Open acrulics or the refular ones?
Janet Garcia

Fine Arts Artist

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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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