Techniques for acrylic painting include layering the paint for a thick texture, blending the colors while they are still wet and dragging the paint in a dry-brush method. Practice various techniques for painting with a demonstration from an award-winning artist in this free video on painting with acrylics.
Hello I'm Jacklyn Laflamme. I'm a professional artist with JacklynLaflamme.com. In this clip, I'm going to give you some tips on acrylic painting techniques. You will need a canvas. You will need acrylic paint. You will need paintbrushes. We are going to start off with some red paint, and we are just going to start painting an apple. And, as you can see, I have the consistency of the paint a little bit smoother. I've added just a little bit more of a watery effect to it. So, I'm just going to start filling in my apple. And you can really play with acrylic paints, so different consistencies from making it thicker or thinner, depending on the subject matter that you are painting. So, I'm just going to fill in the apple here. Now, we are going to work a little bit on making some highlights and contrasts. So, we are just going to start blending in a little bit of black and a little bit of green mixed together. So, you see I'm just going to put just a tiny touch, just a little bit of black here, just to start getting our shadows into the apple. And, I'm going to let that dry for a few minutes, and then I am going to go over it with a little bit of red. So, I can start; see, this is almost dry now; that is the beauty of acrylic paints. And then, almost with a dry brush technique, you can go over it and just blend that in nice and smooth. You have to work pretty quickly with acrylic paints. So, now you see how we are getting a nice 3-dimensional effect to the apple, and it's really starting to come to life. Then, we are going to do a little bit of highlighting on it. I have a little bit of a lighter pink and red mixed in, and we are just going to go up here, and see just with a little bit of pink, we are going to start highlighting the top of this apple to give it that effect. And you want to just keep on blending your paint in and working that paint in, slowly but surely, and eventually you'll have a nice apple. This is Jacklyn Laflamme; thank you for watching.
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