Acrylic Painting Techniques & Art

pouring acrylic paint wash pour

Finish Your First Perfect Painting

Contemporary acrylic paintings often showcase a wide variety of special effects. Many of those effects can be achieved by pouring acrylic paint. Pouring is a great way to smooth out unwanted texture, get marbleized effects, rich colored glazes, and add some fun to your painting process. Although pouring is a relatively simple technique, it...

Turquoise Sea by Nancy Reyner

Your Art Should Feel Like Play–Not Work

Sometimes I have a really hard time focusing on my job. Like this morning…I set out to write about Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution, which is on sale. First I wanted to get my hands on a copy, so I asked around the office to see where I could find one. Moments later, a colleague...

50 Shades of GREEN

Color Mixing & Celebrating Spring Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By all means, sip up the green beer, have green eggs and ham (blegh!), wear green (or, sometimes, orange), and pinch away at everyone who doesn’t play along, but for us artists this holiday means indulging the opportunity to celebrate the earthy, greedy, jealous, fertile,...