Learn the Basics of Acrylic Painting - Let's Paint a Landscape! | The Artmother | Skillshare

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Learn the Basics of Acrylic Painting - Let's Paint a Landscape!

teacher avatar The Artmother, Professional Art Teacher and Artist

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      Basics of Landscape


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      Simple color theory


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      Let's Paint a Landscape


    • 6.

      Landscape Upgade


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This short course is designed for CREATIVE and CRAFTY people, so YOU don't need to be an artist! I will tell you every information, you need to know and you will be able to paint a SIMPLE, but AWESOME Landscape painting - You know... THE WINTER IS COMING:D

You will learn the Basic Composition of Landscape paintings, Simple Color Theory and some practical tips, how can you make your paintings UNIQUE and ORIGINAL:D

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The Artmother

Professional Art Teacher and Artist

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Welcome! My name is Alexandra Finta - a passionate artist, a happy mother and an enthusiastic teacher - in short The Artmother. I am a professional art teacher with a Masters Degree in Art Education with years of experience in teaching in person and online. As an artist, I am creating in all different kinds of mediums from acrylics, watercolors, graphite and digital. I have years of experience in graphic design and photography.

For more info check out my website here: www.theartmotherart.com

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I am very passionate about helping very beginners to explore their artistic abilities and to build their confidence in creating art, so I have built an open comm... See full profile

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1. Introduction: [MUSIC] Welcome to Lilipop artroom. My name is Alexandra and I'm going to be your teacher today. Who is this course for? The course is designed for creative and crafty people. You don't need to be an artist. I will cut off the difficult art theory and stay simple. Are you a crafty person who wants to create a painting? Then the course is for you? Are you a creative person who feels the creative energy and the need to create? Then the course is for you. Do you want to just simply learn the basics of acrylic painting? Then the course is for you. Or are you an art student who wants to improve his painting skills? You're in the right place to expect. I'm about to help you in the creation process. However, I will not limit your individual creativity. This is why I will tell you every information you need to know and lead you through practical exercises. At the end, you will be able to paint a picture all by yourself. What is the Lilipop online artroom? The Lilipop online artroom is basically me teaching you. It is an artroom where you can create freely and get all the support. I'm a professional art teacher holding a master's degree in art education. I have seven years of teaching experience. I have taught children of every age and also adults. The thing I discovered through these years is that not everyone wants to be a Picasso or fill an art gallery. Most of the people just want to paint a nice picture to their homes, they are called crafty people. They will not learn painting or drawing just by assignments like go and draw that half naked guy. No, they need guidance and I'm here for them. I'm here for you. Please find the Facebook group and join me in the Lilipop online artroom. Share your results, get inspired and motivated. 2. Experiments: [MUSIC] Hi guys, it's Alexandra. In this lecture, you are going to learn about layering, gradation, and blending or mixing of colors. Let's do some experiments. [MUSIC] 3. Basics of Landscape : [MUSIC] Hi guys. I'm Alexandra. Welcome to Lilipop Online Art Room. In this section, we are going to deal with landscapes. I promised you to keep things simple and I will. We're going to deal with the basic composition of landscape paintings. We're going to also deal with simple color theory, and at the end, we are going to connect these two. The basic composition of landscape is the land, the sky, and the horizon line which divides the two or connects. I don't know for sure. The position of horizon line is very important. It determines our focal point. Focal point is focus of our attention. If we put the horizon line low, then the focus is on this sky. If we put it high, the focus is on the land. In this section, we are going to deal with the first case. We are going to put our horizon line low and we are going to paint a beautiful colorful sky. You can notice that also in photography and in landscape paintings, the format is horizontal, so we are not going to paint landscape like this but like this. There is another term you are going to deal with and it's silhouettes. I'm sure you know what it is. It's basically as a thing is lit from behind and you can see its shape which is fully black. Now, watch the presentation following this lecture about simple color theory, and after that, meet me to bring all these things together. What things? The sky, the horizon line, the land, the colors, and silhouettes. I think those are the five things. Bye. [MUSIC] 4. Simple color theory: Hi guys. In this section, you are going to learn about simple color theory. With colors, you can set a mood, attract attention or make a statement. You can use a color to energize or to cool down. Colors affect us in numerous ways, both mentally and physically. For example, a strong red color has been shown to raise the blood pressure, while a blue color has a calming effect. Look at the painting of Salvador Dali and Claude Monet and feel the difference. Dali's painting is energetic. While Monet's painting has a calming effect, it is really calm and in harmony. Now let's see what is the color wheel. Color wheel, or color circle, is the basic tool for combining colors. The first circular color diagram was designed by Isaac Newton in 1666. The color wheel is designed so that virtually any color you pick from it will look good together. Over the years, many variations of the basic design have been made, but the most common version is a wheel of 12 colors based on the RYB or artistic color model. These are the 12 colors on the color wheel. You can see it on the picture. Let's move on. There are three main colors. They are called primary colors. It's red, yellow, and blue. With the mixing of these colors, you can create all the colors on the color wheel. There are three secondary colors. You can create them by mixing the primary colors. For example, you can create green by mixing blue and yellow. You can create orange by mixing yellow and red. You can create purple with mixing blue and red. There are another six tertiary colors. They are created by mixing primary and secondary colors. The color circle can be divided into warm and cool colors. Warm colors are vivid and energetic and tend to advance in space. Cool colors give an impression of calm and create soothing impression. White, black, and gray are considered to be neutral. 5. Let's Paint a Landscape : [MUSIC] Hi guys, it's Alexandra. In this lecture, we are going to paint a landscape. You can paint this one but feel free to experiment. [MUSIC] I used cool colors, blue and purple, but you can use warm colors also, for example, red and yellow. As I said, we put our horizon line to the lower part so that the sky is more dominant. We put our silhouettes to the center. It makes the sky less dominant. I will show you in a minute what was the reason. You can paint any Silhouette, landscape, mountains, cityscape, just a tree, or people get inspired on Pinterest. Now, let's look how this got together. [MUSIC] Now, our layer is dry. Now we're going to start with our Silhouette. Take the black color. I'm not going to pre-draw it, but I recommend you to do that. [MUSIC] 6. Landscape Upgade: [MUSIC] It looks great on the wall, but let's add a little white magic. [MUSIC]