Painting Together with Acrylics, Episode 1

This episode is Part of the Painting Together with Acrylics live video series – learn more here

Why should you paint a flower with me? Because it’s a great way to learn about layering and glazing colors in acrylic paint. I’ll show you how I paint flowers and teach you the techniques you need to succeed in creating your own beautiful painting.

Join me, Gigi Chen, and fellow artists from around the world as we embark on an acrylic painting adventure together. Like anything in life, a painting is built from the ground up.

In this lesson, I will teach you how to build up layers of paint to create dimension and luminosity.

You’ll Need this reference image to paint along with me:

You’ll Learn:

  • How to paint a flower
  • Basic acrylic painting techniques
  • Layering and Glazing

How to mix acrylic paints How does this work? Join me live on Thursdays at 3PM Eastern and I’ll lead you through a finished painting. Follow along if you’d like or watch the video and paint along at your own pace. You’ll find the materials below. When you’re done, share your work here!

I’ll start with a drawing already transferred to a panel. To learn how this happens, watch this video:

I’ll be using:

Acrylic Paints: Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White, Mars Black, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue

Brushes: A variety of small rounds and flats

Surface: 8×10 panel

Additional Materials: Water jar, Rag for blotting, Wet Palette, Graphite paper for transfer

Join the conversation!

16 comments on “Painting Together Episode 1: We should paint flowers!

  1. catherine.embleton says:

    I am new to painting and have been avoiding attempting something life-like . I really enjoyed the video and your teaching style is great. Thank you

  2. omayra.santos15 says:

    Hi from Puerto Rico…I am a beginner, thanks a lot for your time and effort to teach this medium. Also thanks for the tip on the wet pallet as I struggled with the drying paints.

  3. wjovey says:

    I am a new painter and appreciate being able to follow along in order to learn about colours, mixing and technique. Thank you for sharing your talent and experience with us.

  4. alicechampagne says:

    First acrylic painting in a long time. Love my watercolors! Looking forward to learning more about this medium and especially how to blend the colors before they dry out on me. 😂