Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Three-tone masses, part of Foundations of Acrylic Painting.
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- So now we've got the burnt umber down,…we can start to add some white to the painting.…You see already in my water,…this already got really, really dark.…For this stage, just for the white underpainting,…it'll be fine like this, but for the next stage…we'll then have to change the water again.…Enough I might use two pots of water,…one for washing out the brushes,…and another one just for dipping in…for clean water, and this way if you just wanna…get the whites to go a bit further,…or your paints to go a bit further,…you can just dip into the clean water every time.…
So just with the filbert brush again.…I dip it into the water just slightly on the edge…I can now start to block in some of these lighter tones.…And again I'm just using the side of the filbert,…and kind of scrubbing it into the canvas, really.…
So I'm covering over the color ground, using…that ground color just to add a bit…of warmth to the white so it's not so stark.…
As you become more experienced with painting,…you can put out more colors to start with,…
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