Best Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting

by | Apr 19, 2018 | Blog | 6 comments

From your first brushstroke to your ultimate masterpiece – this course has it all!

Nancy’s Most Popular Master Course on Acrylic

Achieve Acrylic Mastery
The only acrylic course you’ll ever need

Acrylic Paint. You’ll love it! 

Easily master acrylic painting. How? By getting the right information. The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting is an all-inclusive self-guided acrylic painting course. Follow along at your own pace using the course videos, books and supplemental materials. Learn to achieve a wide range of painting techniques. Gain confidence to create any painting effect, style and image you desire!

❝Nancy Reyner is such an excellent, professional, high quality educator. I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to better understand the endless options that this medium can offer and create. It is very comprehensive, and really opened my creativity to the use of gels and mediums. I like her use of simple elementary examples, which really illustrates the use of the product, and how it can be manipulated. This is a course I will keep and save to refer back to, as it is such a great resource! So happy to have found this class, and it even comes with all her books!❞

— Yuanita Klatt

Hello, I’m Nancy Reyner, course creator and instructor, and one of the nation’s foremost acrylic experts. l have authored four international best-seller acrylic painting books. Hopefully I’m not sounding like an egotist here, but I respect your valuable time and money and want you to know this course is well worth it!

Course includes 30 videos and four fully illustrated pdf books (those bestsellers I just mentioned) with hundreds of fun and exciting acrylic painting ideas and techniques. Stream or download the course contents onto your own devices for lifetime access.

New Special Offer. Discount Price and Extra Bonus!

For only $997
you get my Master Course
The Art of Painting Beyond Technique
(value $1297)
plus a second Master Course
The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting. (value $1297)
plus four of my books as pdf’s

Total price $997 (total value $2594). You save $1597!

Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting
The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

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Professional easy-to-follow videos From classic/traditional styles and painting methods such as glazing, stippling, color mixing and dry brushing, as well as NEW contemporary methods such as flinging, pouring, sanding, layering, and hundreds more painting tips to get successful results. Over 11 hours of video instruction and four fully illustrated pdf books.

Preview one of the course videos below.

❝ Painters will master acrylic techniques in record time!❞
– Rick Garcia, artist, USA

The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting is the most comprehensive course on acrylic. It goes way beyond traditional painting techniques. But the best part is that I teach WHY acrylic is different than other mediums. By understanding how acrylic is unique, you not only MASTER techniques, but move forward to invent your own. That is my intent for anyone taking this course – to become a master at using and inventing with acrylic.

I’m a professional artist, and I love to teach as much as I love to paint. Also, I care. At least that’s what I’ve been told by the thousands of artists I’ve taught over the past 30 years. Unlike most professional painters, I am more than willing to share my hard-earned lessons with other artists – in full glorious easy to understand instruction along with DETAILS! and lots of them. Don’t like details? No problem. Just fast forward through all the advice on what to buy to save money, which products and paint colors will get you everywhere, and other cool tips I share, and instead head to the juicy painting demonstrations. Your choice at your own pace.

This course has a special feature. It never gets old! Once you finish the course it doubles as a professional reference guide. In the middle of that brush stroke, you may wonder “what were those steps she demonstrated?” No problem. Quickly access any acrylic technique whenever needed using the course’s handy contents guide.

Oh and did I mention? In addition to 30 years as a professional painter, I am fully trained as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors. And they make the best darn acrylic paint!! Full disclosure I don’t get any kick backs from Golden now that I’m a free agent. But I still love LOVE their paints and products. And by the way, you do not need to use their paints for this course.

Warning: Course side effects may include creative joy and a painting addiction!

Right away you gain access to ALL course materials. Stream or download onto your computer for lifetime access.

The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Course rating

What experience level can benefit?

Any level will benefit! All techniques are fully explained for a wide audience and range of techniques. Are you a beginner to acrylic and serious about painting? This course will have you painting with ease and confidence in no time! Already painting in another medium – like oil or watercolor? Easily transfer to acrylic with this course.

Even painters with years of acrylic experience will find new and exciting ideas, updated information, great tips to control results, and more expertise to resolve painting issues. I promise! I’m so sure you will love it, I have a refund policy (for details scroll to the bottom). Complete this course and get everything you need to paint successfully with acrylic.

Get real answers to painting questions, such as

-How do I create interesting textures?
-What’s the difference between mediums, gels and pastes?
-How can I create transparency in layers?
-What is this pouring craze all about – and especially the new popular “cell” pouring?
-How do I make my work long lasting and archival?
-What are the best ways to imitate oil paint with acrylic?
-How can I imitate watercolor effects with acrylic?
–and much more……

As an extra bonus, I reveal (at long last) my secret techniques to create my popular waves and clouds.

  • 1. Introduction (23 min)
    About the course, best ways to approach learning, supplies
  • 2. Acrylic Paint: A Whole New World (16 min)
    Acrylic properties, definitions, advantages, range of effects
  • 3. Paint Viscosities (10 min)
    Viscosity comparisons: Heavy Body, Fluid, High Flow
  • 4. Exploring Acrylic Binders (15 min)
    Mediums, gels, pastes, matte vs gloss, specialty mediums
  • 5. Acrylic is the Inventor’s Toolbox (22.5 min)
    Use binders to customize paint & surfaces, creative paint combinations & effects
  • 6. Classic-Style Painting with Acrylic (17 min)
    Use acrylic in a classic style painting technique, similar to oil painting
  • 7. Oil Effects with Acrylic (19.5 min)
    Intensify refraction, color enhancement, tips to imitate oil paint effects
  • 8. Perfect Color Mixing (101 min)
    Mix colors perfectly, optimal color palettes, color theory
  • 9. Surface Appeal (27.5 min)
    Custom painting surfaces for absorbency and texture
  • 10. Pigment & Paints (9.5 min)
    Organic & inorganic pigments, modern vs mineral colors
  • 11. Amazing Watercolor Effects with Acrylic (11 min)
    Imitate watercolor effects with acrylic, wash pouring
  • 12. The Truth About Over-Watered Acrylics (6.5 min)
    Tips on diluting acrylic with water
  • 13. How to Make Acrylic Dry Slower (28.5 min)
    Methods to slow down acrylic drying times
  • 14. Blending & Soft Edges (8.5 min)
    Easy color blending for soft edges
  • 15. Transparency & Glazing (27.5 min)
    Achieve glaze applications, special section for painting waves & clouds
  • 16. Layering (8.5 min)
    Wet-in-wet, texture layers, overlay pastes to rework, sheens to enhance spatial depth
  • 17. How to Make Acrylic Dry Faster (5 min)
    Customize paints & surfaces for fast working process
  • 18. Acrylic Painting Made Easier (6.5 min)
    Overall tips for working easily with acrylic
  • 19. Pouring Acrylic – Part I (15 min)
    Overview of pouring techniques, cell pouring, pigment weights
  • 20. Pouring Acrylic – Part II (71 min)
    More pouring ideas, marbleized effects, choosing pouring mediums
  • 21. Translucency & Atmospheric Veiling (9 min)
    Imitate wax encaustic effects, enhance spatial depth, sanding
  • 22. Reflective Paints (36 min)
    Interference vs Iridescent paints, metallic drawing surfaces
  • 23. How to Save Money (6 min)
    Buying choices, maintaining supplies, reviving dried paint
  • 24. Mixed Media & Collage (12 min)
    Gluing paper & objects; Digital Mixed Media to combine photography, drawing, printing & paint; acrylic skins, collage, hard edge taping
  • 25. Acrylic & Gold Leaf (104 min)
    Apply gold leaf to a painting surface, overpaint leaf with acrylic
  • 26. Important Preparation Steps (12.5 min)
    Archival beginnings: stain sealing, primers, gesso, lightfast color choices
  • 27. Important Finishing Steps(11 min)
    Archival finish coats, isolation coats, varnishing, UV protection, storage, shipping
  • 28. Care & Cleaning of Your Brushes (6 min)
    Wash & store brushes properly to keep them looking their best
  • 29. Pulling it All Together (48 min)
    Create a painting from start to finish using ten different layers of techniques
  • 30. Conclusion (2.5 min)
❝ I learned so much. This course has it all! ❞

– Bonnie Teitelbaum, painter, NM, USA

❝ Nancy feels like my fairy godmother! I felt very insecure about my techniques. Now I know how to achieve any result I want. ❞

– Phyllis Jaffe, painter, former art professor, Maryland, USA

❝ As an oil painter, learning about acrylics in this course introduced me to a world of new possibilities. I am now using acrylics as a base for my oil paints, as underpaintings to quickly map out a composition, for unusual textural surfaces, and to create effects not possible with oil. ❞

– Rajul Shah, painter, Japan/USA

❝ Nancy Reyner is an artistic genius. She has a vast knowledge of painting, materials and styles. With Nancy’s thorough instruction I resolved my painting obstacles and I’m more inventive. ❞

– Janice Patterson, painter, Shoreline, WA, USA

New Special Offer. Discount Price and Extra Bonus!

For only $997
you get my Master Course
The Art of Painting Beyond Technique
(value $1297)
plus a second Master Course
The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting. (value $1297)
plus four of my books as pdf’s

Total price $997 (total value $2594). You save $1597!

Refund Policy

If you are dissatisfied with this course for any reason, you can request a refund by contacting Nancy. All refund requests MUST be made within 48 hours after receiving your email with course access.

About Nancy

Nancy believes art is a rewarding pursuit and can be a powerful way to enhance our quality of life. She enjoys imparting this passion to her students, encouraging the courageous use of materials and artistic expression. Nancy has over 30 years painting experience, authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and her Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”, and worked as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors for 16 years. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.


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  1. Kathy Othon

    Hello Nancy Love your work. I ordered your class on the 3rd,is it on it’s way?

    • Nancy Reyner

      Kathy I sent it to your email address a couple of days ago. Please check your emails, and your spam. If you need to correspond to me about it just use my email address [email protected] instead of my blog website. That way I’ll get it sooner. Please email me back either way so I know you received it.
      Thank you!

  2. Emily Neel

    Hello this sounds like something I’d be really interested in. I have ALL of your books and DVD’s. Are these videos and books different than those? Also, would they be downloadable to an IPad Pro?

    • Nancy Reyner

      Hi Emily,
      Thank you for your interest in my course. And thank you for having all of my books and DVDs! This course’s 30 videos are to be seen in sequence, each one focusing on a specific aspect, each leading into the next. Each video concludes with painting ideas to practice the ideas, and also references my 4 books (previously written) for further reading. There is over 11 hours of footage in this course, 90% new material, as there will of course be some overlap with the material you may already know from the books and DVDs. I do believe this course will offer much more then is already in my 4 books and 7 DVD’s I have individually for sale. This course is more of a complete package explaining acrylic painting in a linear method. All the material is downloadable on any device. However, the videos will take up a large amount of space, approximately 30 GB of space, therefore I recommend downloading onto a separate hard drive. You can use your iPad Pro, and when you run out of space then save them elsewhere. I hope this answers your questions! Thanks again! Nancy

  3. Beth Shahar

    Is there a possibility of making payments for this wonderful course?

    • Nancy Reyner

      Hi Beth, I just sent you an email reply that I’d be glad to arrange a payment plan for you. Let’s continue by corresponding through email. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best, Nancy

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