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Thick and Quick Acrylic / Outdoor Demo

Ron Mulvey✏️, Artist / Art Teacher

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2 Videos (10m)
    • Painting Tips Intro 1

    • Outdoor Painting Tips


About This Class

This is a Demo done outside and it's for everyone.

You can look through your window, or paint from your car, you can even do a little pencil sketch, the point is to get your eyes and your feelings responding to something that is important in your life.

I sketch all the time and have done so since 1980 when I was studying the French Impressionists. Get to the mountains, the forests, the parks, the alleys, the streets, just get out and get going. 

Best advice for me was from Rudy de Reyna, one of my mentors when I was starting out. His advice for Sketching: "Sketch the very first thing you see that remotely interests you. There are no perfect pictures waiting for you somewhere. You make it happen !"

Follow me in this 10-minute Demo and pick up some great  'Painting Tips' especially for thick acrylics.



Here are a few Tips you will get:

1- How to mix your colors on the painting surface and not on your palette.

2- How to use sweet and pure color notes that sing out in your painting.

3- How to get a great outdoor painting with a limited number of colors and time.

4- How to make your mountains soar and stand proud.

5- How to prevent frostbite when painting in very cold weather.





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Ron Mulvey✏️

Artist / Art Teacher

My name is Ron Mulvey. I've been working as a full-time artist since 1980. I have had the pleasure of teaching art since 1983 and have taught thousands of classes on drawing and painting. I would consider it a privilege to assist you in achieving  your artistic goals.  

I have taught the basic and advanced mechanics and principles which give us the skill and confidence to express creatively, for the past 30 years. Sharing them is my passion!

One of my very favorite projects was an art book for children called the Artabet. It teaches children how to draw using 6 universal lines (similar to how vowels are the building blocks of Languages). is now in 8 countries and is used by over 800  schools worldwide as their basic art curriculum.

I live and work at home with my first love Sara, who is the other half of our Art and Music School, on a pristine acreage by the Little Slocan River in British Columbia, Canada.

Sara and I love it when the kids come home and they bring their kids with them. The Skillshare Cooking Classes really helps us when there's 15 for dinner.

You can see my landscape art at  

You can buy my Artabet book here


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