Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating texture, part of Foundations of Acrylic Painting.
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- We've already seen the versatility that you can have…with gels and mediums.…But what I want to show you now is just by using…this extra heavy gel, I can put it onto…a painting before I even begin.…So, here's this little study here.…Very simple sunset study.…And you'll notice that I've got this gel texture…that's underneath the painting.…This is applied before I put my paints out.…And I just want to show you how you can add texture…and movement and have that nice juxtaposition…between texture in the foreground, thinner painting…in the background, and have it all marry together…in the final piece.…
So, what I've got here is the blank canvas.…This is an 8 by 10 inch canvas,…and I just put a piece of masking tape the same level…as the horizon line, and this means…I can start to build up some texture onto the canvas…before I actually start to put down the color ground.…And for this I'm going to be using some extra heavy gel,…which has got a matte finish to it.…It can be matte or it can be gloss.…It doesn't really matter, because we'll be…
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