No matter what your favorite subject matter--figures, flowers, still life--this collection of painting instruction includes "everything but the kitchen sink," giving you the skills to enhance your art with playful techniques and expression!
You'll learn how to paint with gesso, putting an emphasis on experimenting with paint viscosity and abstract art design. Enjoy the watercolor-like effects you can achieve with fluid acrylics and painting wet-into-wet. Play with pattern and color as you put flat shapes together for Matisse-like results. And pour your art out, literally pouring on color and then transforming the chaos of color into a creative composition.
Peek inside this kit as Betsy Dillard Stroud guides you through the lessons she has prepared for you. Are you ready to bring energy and enjoyment to your art?
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Intuitive Art: Painting Like Matisse
In this start-to-finish painting demonstration, join artist Betsy Dillard Stroud as you learn to paint in the style of Henri Matisse! You’ll explore elements of style from the master’s love of bold composition and design to his later habit of simplifying his paintings, and with Betsy’s inspiring instruction to lead the way, you’ll be amazed at what you can create. Starting with bold, flat areas of color, Betsy shows you how to create a foundation and structure perfect for adding bright patterns later on. Then take your work to the next level by adding symbols that have meaning for you, giving the painting a personal, expressive touch. Finally, Betsy demonstrates how to bring it all together for a finished painting you’ll be proud of!
Intuitive Art: Poured Paintings
In this start-to-finish painting demonstration, join artist Betsy Dillard Stroud as you learn how to create unique abstract works of art! You’ll start by giving up control and letting the paint do the work as Betsy shows you her technique of starting a painting with a watercolor pour. From this chaos of color, you’ll use watercolor, gouache, acrylic, stamping, and collage to bring the painting together into a harmonious whole. Along the way, you’ll experiment with glazing, color diffusions, and design, allowing yourself the freedom of expression to confidently create. This exercise is challenging, fun, and guaranteed to end with a totally unique painting every time!
Intuitive Art: Expressive Figures
In this start-to-finish painting demonstration, join artist Betsy Dillard Stroud as you learn to paint loose and expressive figures! You’ll begin by using fluid acrylics in transparent washes to create an underpainting. Next, you’ll learn how to progress through the painting by letting each color choice inform the next as you paint wet-into-wet. Betsy shows you how to play with your color and let yourself enjoy the paint while still considering composition and color harmony. You’ll develop the painting by using stamps to imply just enough detail while still leaving the viewer’s imagination a place to roam. Finally, opaques add contrast and interest to excite your surface and create an adventurous, expressive finished piece!
Intuitive Art: Get Started with Gesso
In this start-to-finish painting demonstration, join artist Betsy Dillard Stroud as you explore the color and texture possibilities of using gesso! You’ll mix and mingle gessoes of many colors with acrylic paint, learning how to take advantage of its unique properties as you make tints, shades, and tones. Next, Betsy shares her composition strategies, including her tips for when and where to use opaque and translucent gesso. Then you’ll design, layer, and develop intriguing areas of your painting with stamping and collage. Paint along with Betsy as you explore the myriad possibilities of gesso as the star of your paintings!
|Media||Acrylic, Mixed Media, Watercolor|
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