How to paint and create and outerspace abstract painting with acrylic paint art video lesson on techniques and tools by Peter Dranitsin In this abstract art painting video lesson called “The Center of Our Galaxy” I will teach you how you can create an amazing outrspace abstract painting using few simple tools and techniques. Starting […]
Free Art Video Lesson on how to paint with acrylic paint creating an antique effect of a guitar. In this abstract art video lesson called “Never Old” I will demonstrate for you how you can create an antique abstract music theme painting. I will first begin by brainstorming an idea and then turning this idea […]
“In a Distance” is the name of this abstract art videolesson and the painting that I will be creating here today. In this video demonstration I will create an amazing and elegant landscape painting using few simple techniques, tools and colors. This art lesson will prove once again that infect the simpler your design the […]
“Storm on the Paradise Island” is the name of this original abstract art video lesson where I will be painting an abstract landscape scene. In this art lesson I will be utilizing a variety of tools to include feather, small and medium size brushes, liquitex acrylic paint, water, back end of my brush, bottles premixed […]
Reflected Qualities, learn how to paint and create a beautiful landscape abstract painting using acrylic paint on canvas, watch this art video lesson by Peter Dranitsin “Reflected Qualities” is the name of this abstract art lesson where will be painting a landscape scene and working with bleeding acrylic paint creating an amazing watercolor effect.
In this abstract painting video lesson called “In Reality” I will teach you how to create a breathtaking abstract painting utilizing special effects that involve the use of water and high quality acrylic paint. Learn new moern ways to paint and create stunning abstract paintings on canvas using acrylic paint in this art lesson called […]
“Through the Heart” is the name of this abstract art lesson where will be painting a composition involving a heart and variety of abstract elements. Throughout this abstract art video lesson I be demonstrating on how you can utilize different tools and techniques to achieve an abstract effects. Important aspect of this art lesson will […]
In this abstract art lesson called “Always Your Fantasy” I will be working with earth colors creating depth and dimensions emphasizing the use of blending techniques creating a soft and elegant painting. Acrylic Painting Techniques Art Video Lesson, Tips, Ideas and more “Always Your Fantasy” abstract art by Peter Dranitsin
When painting an abstract night time cityscape painting it is important to reflect the qualities of night tones, city light reflections and the moon shine in order to achieve the illusion of the night cityscape that will capture the viewers’ attention. In this art lesson “Across the Bridge” we will focus on creating a cityscape […]
Acrylics dry incredibly fast, allowing for many layers to be created on surfaces quickly and easily. Some artists that generally prefer oils sometimes see this see this ability to be a hindrance to blending and mixing colors. There are, however, acrylic mediums available that will slow drying times making acrylics behave a bit more like […]
We tend to think of paint as something that must be applied to a surface, and that's all most paints are capable of, until now. Acrylics are plastic; they dry to form a solid flexible, transparent skin. While we know that these qualities make for a durable paint medium, what may be a surprise is that they also give acrylics the ability to be used as sculptural tools. Without the sustenance of a support, acrylic paint becomes so much more than mere coating. You can whip it, carve it, slice it, dice it, smear or spread it into a solid mass or sheet. And once you have done that, you can inprovise to create incredible soft sculptures. The warm acrylic film will stick very well to itself, as well as to other things. It can be stretched, stuck, or pured onto a surface to coat an armature or object. Sheets of dried acrylic, colors and mediums can be used to produce translucent and rigid sculptures that can stand alone or be made to appear to drip from the walls and ceiling. Creating a freestanding, three-dimensional acrylic paint sculpture can be a tricky process for two reason. First, the acrylic paint film is a soft, pliant material, in order to give the film enough rigidity to hold its shape, the acrylic sheet must be reinforced with some type of internal support. The support can be flexible one, such as a pliable wire, or a rigid one, like a bamboo skewer. The second challenge to creating freestanding sculptures is that acrylics are a thermoplastic, and thus the ambient temperature has to be takken into account. heat will cause the film to sag, stretch, and stick to itself, while cooler temperatures will make the acrylic stiffen and be susceptible to breakage. The solution here would be to build three-dimensional projects at room temperature. Sculpting with acrylic presents some unique possibilities. The acrylic sheets can be made to llok like fused glass by combining acrylic color in different stages of drying, or items can be embedded into the soft acrylic to accent sculptural work.
Purplose of Acrylic Ground
The purpose of acrylic ground is to protect and seal the support plus provide the paint with something to bond to. Absorbent asupports like paper, wood, and canvas will readily soak up the paint. Applying a gesso or other base coat not only seals the material but allows the paint to flow more freely over the surface instead of geeting caught in the grain. Priming the paint support is economical as well as vital to the longevity of a piece.
Priming wood and wood products
Priming wood and wood products is of particular importance for several reasons:
1. Change in temperature causes wood to shrink, expand, and warp, which can stretch the paint film beyond its tolerance.
2. Water absorption into the wood either from exterior sources or from the paint itself will cause the wood to expand while wet and contract as the paint dries. This could cause the paint to dry unevenly, which can trigger cracking or cratering
3. Any sap still present in the wood can inhibit proper curing in the paint, and can stain light colors.
4. Large knots in wood should always be sealed with proper wood sealer before being primed with an acrylic product.
Guaring against acrylic paint damage
Even thoroughly dried acrylic can sometimes fall prey to water, chemical, or mildew damage. One way to guard against this is to seal a porous support in order to inhibit the absorption of any agents that could have an adverse affect on the paint film
acrylic retarder and flow release agents are translucent and can become slightly gray or yellowish as they age and are exposed to UV light. This light discoloration in no way affects the hue of the paint, as once it has done its job, it comple
ACRYLIC PAINT PROPERTIESAcrylics dry incredibly fast, allowing for many layers to be created on surfaces quickly and easily. Some artists that generally prefer oils sometimes see this see this ability to be a hindrance to blending and mixing colors. There are, however, acrylic mediums available that will slow drying times making acrylics behave a bit […]
Painting With WatercolorNo other painting medium is quite as unique as watercolor. Watercolor paintings are unmistakable. Fluid colors dance on the surface as the water pulls the pigment, producing delicate paintings. If desired, colors can be layered, resulting in controlled complexity. Or colors can be applied boldly, with broad, loose strokes, implying the subject, rather […]
MIXING WATERCOLOR PAINT WITH ACRYLICIn the initial stage of painting use watercolor paint.After you have finished painting the entire composition then add highlights using high quality acrylic paint (i.e. Golden Acrylics, Basics Acrylics).This way you will achieve both: beautiful wash and paint bleeding effect with the use of water color as well as brightness and […]
Hi there Peter, I would like to thank you. Last june I broke my right hand and had no income for ten weeks so became quite depressed.To get myself out of this mind frame i started watching tutorials on abstract painting. I found your tutorials very good and your voice is very relaxing which helped […]