Nancy’s Painting Blog

Video Demonstration from Acrylic Illuminations

  Nancy Reyner’s book, Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques, demonstrates many unusual painting techniques using acrylic. Click on the link below to see one of these techniques demonstrated in a video, called Embedded Pearlized Color. This technique uses specialty paints called Interference paints, along with layers of acrylic gloss gel to create a … Continue reading Video Demonstration from Acrylic Illuminations

Unusual Acrylic Painting Technique – Wet in Wet Gel

Here is an example of  “Soft Melted Effects”, from Nancy Reyner’s book, Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective and Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques. This technique can transform hard edges into soft by embedding them texturally into a wet gel layer. Soft edges make blurred forms, offering the illusion of receding forms in space. This can enhance any style, whether … Continue reading Unusual Acrylic Painting Technique – Wet in Wet Gel

Boston Globe Review – critics pics

Critics review of painting exhibition. Paintings by Nancy Reyner. Exhibition Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA. To view more paintings from Nancy Reyner click here.       To view more paintings from Nancy Reyner click here. Nancy Reyner, painter, author and instructor offers assistance to artists in a variety of ways. Click here for more … Continue reading Boston Globe Review – critics pics

Painting: Composition and Underlying Shapes

A previous blog article I wrote on the “S” curve stimulated some email questions on how to see subtle underlying shapes, such as the classic “S” curve in paintings. Negative space, (or the illusion of space perceived in between forms) is perceived via our lesser used right brain hemisphere, while shapes or defined forms are … Continue reading Painting: Composition and Underlying Shapes

Acrylic Pouring – the Hottest Craze for Painters

A painter’s “toolkit” consists of many materials and tools as well as techniques. Pouring acrylic directly onto a painting surface is one technique that has recently taken off into stardom as the newest hottest painting trick for abstraction. A search online for “acrylic pouring” will deliver thousands of blog articles and videos from artists sharing … Continue reading Acrylic Pouring – the Hottest Craze for Painters