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Glossary of Acrylic Painting Terms – The Ultimate Guide ...

Glossary of Acrylic Painting Terms - The Ultimate Guide for Beginners.

by Will Kemp

Ever come across a painting tutorial and been stumped by new terms and phrases?

What is an Interference colour? Or a Tar Gel?

Inspired by one of the art school's readers (cheers Carl!) I've compiled a guide to the most commonly used terms in acrylic painting.

Glossaries for oil painting , colour mixing, styles and...

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How to paint like Monet: Lessons on the techniques of the ...

A step-by-step Impressionist Acrylic Painting

How do you achieve a more painterly impressionistic approach with acrylics?

In this series, I will be posting a weekly video lesson that you can follow along at home. It's free to subscribe to the blog to receive updates so you can keep up with the painting progress.

The first technique in mastering an impressionist style of painting is in the actual...

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Starting acrylic colour mixing basics, primaries and ...

Learning how to mix colour can be daunting, colour theory can be off-putting, but understanding the basics is key when starting to paint.

A knowledge of colour theory is helpful, but in practice nothing beats actually mixing colours, however, you need to start somewhere so let's start with some basic theory. I'll be going into some advanced techniques in later posts.

Please note: New Colour...

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What are acrylic paints made from? How are they different ...

In a nutshell, most paints are made by mixing dry paint pigment together with a wet binder.

The difference between the type of paints, for example, oil paint, acrylic paint or watercolour is simply due to the different type of binder used.

So the binder could be oil, acrylic polymer or even egg yolk and it's this - that gives each paint its characteristics...

Pigments

Pigments traditionally...

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How to choose a paint starter set for beginners (without ...

With so many paint colours available and new ranges being released every week, which colours should you buy when you first start painting?

The overwhelming feeling that descends when trying to buy paint colours either online or in your local art store can often lead to the safe bet...

The pre-boxed starter set.

The paint companies have designed them to help you, right? The best paints for your...

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What is the difference between Artist quality vs student ...

Airbrush acrylic

7. Colour shift

In acrylics the colour of the paint when wet changes when it dries, it goes slightly darker.

This is due to the binder (acrylic polymer) that is usually used, being white.

The acrylic emulsion is white when wet but becomes clear as it dries. As a result, it darkens.

Pro tip: If you like adding mediums to your acrylics to increase drying time be careful of the...

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3 Reasons why artists varnish their work (and why some ...

3 Reasons why artists varnish their work (and why some artists don't)

by Will Kemp

in acrylic painting

We've all done it.

Spent hours, days, even weeks slaving away on a painting but when we finally apply a varnish...it all goes horribly wrong.

The anxiousness builds.

You're now sure there's mismatched sheens on the surface and it was perfect before you started varnishing!

Or maybe you thought it...

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Detail, Mary Zouch, Hans Holbein The Younger, Black and Coloured Chalks, Pen and Ink c.1532-43, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

I was in London last month to catch the Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt exhibition, held at the National Portrait Gallery until 22 October 2017.

I was particularly interested in studying the collection of portrait drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger on loan from the Queen's Royal Collection, Windsor Castle.

I've always...

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