Nancy’s Painting Blog

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 like comparing the computer application of Photoshop to an … Continue reading Acrylic Mediums, Gels & Pastes. What are they?

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 achieve a wide range of painting techniques in both Classic and Contemporary styles. Gain confidence … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting Techniques

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 painting, a painter will usually begin with some commercially … Continue reading How to Create a Mixed Absorbency Surface for Painting

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 Young-ha Kim. I’d enjoy hearing what you think! Please write your comments below. More suggestions … Continue reading Our Innate Creativity

How to Apply Gold Leaf for Oil & Acrylic Painters

I thought my Youtube video How to Apply Gold Leaf covered it all. Remember that expression “everything but the kitchen sink”? Well that definitely applies to my video, which gives all the tips and tricks for creating a gold leaf surface to paint on. The video explores how to prepare the leafed surface for overpainting with … Continue reading How to Apply Gold Leaf for Oil & Acrylic Painters