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 […]
Hi my fellow Artists! I have finally got around to add more virtual rooms to DISPLAY YOUR PAINTINGS software. This software is only available on my website at http://abstractartlesson.com/display-painting-software/ If you are new to this – this software allows artists just like you to easily display your painting in variety of virtual rooms on any […]
Choosing the Acrylic Paint that’s Best for You by Olivier Hey fellow artists. I have some very helpful information for you if you are looking to know more about what type of paint to use. Please read this very informative article by Olivier :Choosing the Acrylic Paint that’s Best for You Here is a short snippet: […]
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
Josiah Rodriguez BekeWhen you begin a piece do you have a clear vision in your head? Also, how do you decide when your piece is finished?I have been struggling with this...REPLYThank you Josiah for your questions. I usually start with a blurry idea of what I want to paint. I plan in my head on […]
Pam Stefanikquestion Peter - I see you leave the lids off the paints while you work how do theynot dry out?REPLYGreat question Pam. The paint I am using "Basics" by Liquitex is very thick in its consistency and it takes a very long time for it to dry out.
Maria HegdalI have a question. I heard that you should never use water with acrylics on canvas. Because the colors let go of the canvas after a while. But I see a lot of artists use water.What is correct?Reply:I have to note that the biggest thing you need to keep in mind is what type […]
Carlos M.hey peter, I'm a new student and have been watching your videos learning the techniques you have displayed for us. I use the sponge for the drop shadow areas to create some depth but sometimes the paint comes up from the canvas. I'm using some matte medium and water along with the paint to […]