Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a white, part of Foundations of Acrylic Painting.
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- Often when choosing a white for acrylic painting,…students often go for the most affordable white possible.…But a little bit of investment here…in using a more heavy body, artist quality white,…can make a massive difference in your acrylic painting.…Because often with acrylics…we're working in layers,…we're building up solid, opaque…passages of color.…Having that opacity in the white…is so crucial to your mixes.…So now let's look at a few different white options,…and what different roles they play…in your painting.…
We'll also have a comparison…between an artist quality white…and a hobby white.…The most common white you'll come across in acrylics…is called Titanium White.…Titanium White is great…because it's got an opaque quality to it.…The other not-as-common white that is used,…but is very, very handy…for making subtle mixes,…is called a Zinc White.…Zinc White can often be labeled as a mixing white,…and it's a lot less opaque than Titanium White.…
And on artist quality paints…you can often see this,…because if you notice here,…
In this course, Will Kemp takes you on a journey that will unleash your inner artist, providing an introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting.
The course follows a progressive sequence, covering beginner and advanced acrylic painting methods, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and textural effects. It also addresses setup and materials, color mixing and pigment choice, brush-handling and palette-knife techniques, as well as gels and mediums.
By the end of the course you'll have a final still-life project you can hang with pride, and a solid foundation of painting knowledge, making the transition into more challenging subjects or mediums much easier.
- Choosing a brush, palette, and canvas
- Altering acrylic paint with water and other mediums
- Blocking in and underpainting
- Adding glazes
- Choosing pigments
- Understanding basic color theory
- Creating texture
- Signing and protecting your work