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5 Acrylic Pour Painting Techniques for 2020

5 Acrylic Pour Painting Techniques for 2020

Amy Anthony is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, writing this article on Acrylic Pouring.  Acrylic Pour Art involves an incredible mix of colors where the textures and shapes are developed strictly from the pouring of paint. The art itself is stunningly beautiful,...

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How to Create A Great Painting

How to Create A Great Painting

Written by Nancy Reyner, and posted by Renee Phillips, Artists Coach and Curator.   What Makes A Great Painting? An answer everyone can agree on may appear impossible. For the past decade I’ve delved passionately into this question. I discovered a significant...

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Tips for Using Glitter with Resin

Tips for Using Glitter with Resin

Here's an article I wanted to share that has good advice on using metallic glitter with pouring resin. It is from a company that specializes in resin pouring products called Resin Obsession, and written by their guest writer Tess DiNapoli. Enjoy! How to Get Glitter to...

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Painting Small but Big

Painting Small but Big

Size matters. At least for painters. Small paintings appeal to us like a precious gem. Medium sizes self-reflect like a mirror. Larger sizes evoke an expansive space. The size of a painting significantly affects a viewer's experience. With this in mind I recently...

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Best Ways to Express Emotion in Painting

Best Ways to Express Emotion in Painting

  An even better title - How to give an art talk for your friend’s show (without losing your friend). Sometimes it's best to say no. That's what was going through my head a few days before my friend Gigi Mills had her solo gallery show. A select group of her...

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Acrylic Mediums, Gels & Pastes. What are they?

Acrylic Mediums, Gels & Pastes. What are they?

Acrylic is an amazing medium for fine art painters. It’s not just paint! Acrylic research and development has taken acrylic far beyond what any other medium, like oil or watercolor, can do. When we compare acrylic to all the other available mediums for painters, it is...

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Award Winner Linda Harbert

Award Winner Linda Harbert

Linda Harbert, The School and It's Environment, oil on canvas, 35.5" x 47.25" The journey an artist takes in creating their work has always interested me. From their first decision to create art to the point where they discover their work is uniquely theirs can take a...

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The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting Techniques

The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting Techniques

The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Class · Self-Guided Video Instruction From Your First Brushstroke to Your Ultimate Masterpiece - This Course Has It All! Anyone can master acrylic painting with the right skills! With this all-inclusive acrylic painting course, learn to...

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How to Paint with Layers – in Acrylic and Oil

How to Paint with Layers – in Acrylic and Oil

To capture rich depth and atmosphere I use layering techniques, one over the other, visible in both of my paintings above and below.   Sea, Mist & Birds, 44" x 36", acrylic on panel.  The process of layering while painting makes it easier to add surface...

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Oil Pastel – A Great Medium for Painters!

Oil Pastel – A Great Medium for Painters!

Oil pastels are still my number one favorite medium, even though I also paint with acrylic and oil. When working with oil pastels I feel as if I am able to combine both painting and drawing qualities using just this one medium. First let’s make sure we don't get...

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How to Create a Mixed Absorbency Surface for Painting

How to Create a Mixed Absorbency Surface for Painting

What's a mixed absorbency surface? It's a great surface you can easily make yourself, to get interesting painting effects and texture right away, regardless of which painting medium you use! Read on to find out how to use this with your creative work! To start a...

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Our Innate Creativity

Our Innate Creativity

I love browsing Ted Talks online. It's addictive! You can find an incredible range of topics, each limited to 15 minutes, offering the finest in the "Art of Persuasion"! One in particular, about our natural creative tendencies, caught my interest, presented by writer...

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