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Direct Acrylic Painting vs. Indirect Acrylic Painting

Direct painting, as the name implies, is a direct approach to applying color. It's how most of us first approach painting. We see a color or value in the subject, recognize the shape it makes, and then apply the color to the surface. Direct painting differs from another process called "indirect painting". With indirect painting, the values are addressed first. Usually this is accomplished by creating an underpainting with monochromatic tones. If the underpainting is created using a grayscale of values, this is referred to as "grisaille". Grisaille paintings can stand on their own as finished works, but often transparent glazes are applied over the top. The glazes of color that are applied over the underpainting affect the perceived color without changing the value much. This approach allows the artist to separate the painting into two distinct processes. One in which the values are addressed and a second in which the colors are addressed.
MIXING WATERCOLOR PAINT WITH ACRYLIC In 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 high contrast by adding acrylic paint   POMEGRANATE_art_video_tutorial_by_Peter_Dranitsin_2 POMEGRANATE_art_video_tutorial_by_Peter_Dranitsin PENCIL_SKETCH_POMEGRANATE_art_video_tutorial_by_Peter_Dranitsin mixing watercolor paint and acrylics by Peter Dranitsin AbstractArtLesson (2) mixing watercolor paint and acrylics by Peter Dranitsin AbstractArtLesson (1)
To achieve a beautiful and striking element when painting an abstract painting simply using a spatula or paint brush grab a thick layer of paint and with a quick motion of your arm splatter it onto your artwork. This technique is simple yet the results are absolutely stunning. Be sure to protect the surrounding areas with drop close.   Splatter that paint to add a beautiful and striking effect           Splatter that paint to add a beautiful and striking effect (2)

The simple way to create a perfect circle out of carboard to use for your abstract painting is to:

1.  make a center dot using pen, pencil or a marker

2.  use a piece of rope holding it with left or right hand and with the other hand holding a pencil

3. in a circular motion sketching out the circle on carboard with one hand fixed in place in the center, the other hand is holding pencil and the same piece of rope.

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Before you begin painting on triple canvas first this is that you must decide on how to set it up so when you paint all three canvases will be intact at all times. There are many different ways you can accomplish this task. I recommend to use this simple technique of linking canvases with the use of long wooden stick with screw-in parts that you can adjust based on your canvas backings location and size. Watch my new video where I demonstrate this simple and practical idea. [caption id="attachment_8106" align="alignleft" width="300"]TIPS ON HOW TO PAINT ON TRIPLE CANVAS TIPS ON HOW TO PAINT ON TRIPLE CANVAS[/caption]

How about painting a colorful butterfly on black and white abstract flower

Consider creating a painting of something bright and colorful on black and white monotone color background. You will be amazed with the final result. Your bright and colorful object will stand out from the monotone colored background do to its contrast in color and tone. I have created a painting called "In Contrast" which represents this unique idea. See what you can come up with and have fun with it!     painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (1) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (2) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (3) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (4) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (5) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (6) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (7) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (8) painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (9) beautiful painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (12)beautiful painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (11)beautiful painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (10)beautiful painting butterfly and flower, acrylic abstract painting, Peter Dranitsin, Art Video, Online, Lesson, Free (9)
When painting a background for a landscape abstract painting start with the basic dominant colors for instance brown, red, yellow and white and create a blury picture at first. Later begin to add more details to it shaping each element with darker tones as you move along.   Best approach to painting a background for Landscape Abstract Painting          
How to start creating a background for your abstract painting. Many artist's find themselves trapped from time to time when trying to decide on how to create a nice abstract background for their abstract painting. The simplest thing in this situation would be to just choose few colors to start with, add them to your canvas and begin to experiment with those colors by blending them with different tools such as woodgraining tool, window-washer, spatula, pallet knife or sponge to name a few. Utilizing other special acrylic mediums in the mix is another consideration that every artist must make. You can enhance the appearance of your abstract painting simply by allowing your creativity work its magic with the use of these methods. By experimenting with different tools and different acrylic mediums you will build a personal library of knowledge and experience in understanding how to approach and what to use for your next amazing abstract painting.     painting video instructions how to create an abstract painting www.abstractartlesson (1) Creating an amazing abstract painting video guide by abstract artist Peter Dranitsin Step by Step online video tutorials only at www. abstractartlesson (1)abstract painting, woodgraining tool, spatula, window washer, pallet knife, acrylic medium, abstract background, painting techniques
When you add acrylic medium called irridecent by liquitex acrylics - not only you will prolong the workability of your acrylic paint but at the end you will notice that your painting colors stay just a little bit brighter.   [caption id="attachment_7459" align="alignleft" width="509"]acrylic mediums for abstract painting acrylic mediums for abstract painting[/caption]                 iridecent_medium_by_liquitex_to_use_on_canvas_painting_surface_abstractartlesson_2
First off I would like to say that I am probably your number one fan of your paintings, I never liked paintings until I seen a painting on Pinterest done by you, so I looked you up and I went on your YouTube page and your art work blew me away, so I went downtown Boston and I bought the essentials for painting abstract art. the one thing that I have a question about is priming the canvas, I bought gesso and do you have a particular technique that you use or do you just put the gesso on randomly? Again I love your work and and punters would be great! Thanks. Jhon A. answer: Thank you John for being a number one fan of my artwork! I usually go straight to painting on the canvas without placing any gesso or primer. If you watch some of my videos you will notice I either use water or white paint before I begin layering other colors. In some videos I do use medium such as paint retardent, gesso but usually I just go with wetting the canvas or placing one layer of white paint. Another factor that you must keep in mind is the type of canvas you buy. Some canvases come primed so that takes care of that step :)   acrylic guesso primer for canvas  
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