Acrylic Painting Techniques & Art

Join the millions of artists who are experimenting with acrylic art! Discover inspiration and acrylic painting techniques that will help you create beautiful acrylic paintings, whether you’re just getting started or you’d like to add to your painting skills.

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5 Acrylic Paint Application Techniques

In a painting class, often many students express to me a similar goal: “I want to get past that stupid AWKWARD STAGE!” I use the term awkward stage in my acrylic painting books. The awkward stage refers to the painful point in the painting process where everything is blocked in and you feel nothing...

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Announcing the Winners for AcrylicWorks 2

Congratulations to the 116 artists chosen for North Light Books’ second annual Best of Acrylic competition AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You should receive an email from us with the subject line “AcrylicWorks 2 Winner Notification”...

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Still Life Splendor: Acrylic Paintings from Marike Kleynscheldt

Marike Kleynscheldt creates still lifes that present a window into her passions and curiosities. The highly refined works often include items of special significance, adding a additional layer of meaning to her paintings. The artist’s work is featured in Acrylic Artist, a special summer release from the editors of The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist, Pastel...

Your Acrylic Toolbox

In the Summer 2014 issue of Acrylic Artist magazine, Nancy Reyner introduces you to the essential aspects of acrylic painting. Here, she shares a handy chart that summarizes the basic ingredients of acrylic paint and the wide range of effects you can create with the medium. For more information about acrylic painting, check out...

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Paintings as Portals | A Gallery of Acrylic Paintings by Charles Gibbons

Charles Gibbons wants to make art that engages the viewer's mind. As an artist, architect, deep thinker, world traveler, and student of art history, literature and the spiritual path, Gibbons aspires to create a connection. He wants people who view his abstract work in acrylic to go beyond the mere appreciation of a painting...