8 Acrylic Painting Techniques | Acrylic Painting

8 Acrylic Painting Techniques | Acrylic Painting


Hi, I’m Linda. I created a company called Paint Along. Check us out at paintalongnyc.com. We have really fun painting workshops in Nashville
and New York. How to Paint with Acrylic Paint: Acrylic Painting Techniques We’re going to talk about some painting techniques. Let’s start with putting our paint out on
our palette. Basically, all you have to do is take your
paint, squeeze it out of your bottle or your tube onto your palette. Separate the colors with a little bit of space
so that you’ll have room to blend in between your colors. I also like to set them out sort of like they
appear on the color wheel. And just start with a small amount of paint,
each color. The next thing we’re going to talk about is
how to load your brushes and how to apply the paint to the canvas. I’m going to start by using a 1/2 inch flat
brush. These are great for mixing colors with. I’m going to take some of my red paint and
blend it into my yellow paint to come up with an orange shade. Make sure that you get a quite a good amount
of paint into your brush depending on the technique and the subject that your going
to be working on. You simply take the brush and you press into
the canvas. Going back and forth will spread the paint
and it will also fill in all the little pieces and parts of the canvas. The next brush I’d like to demonstrate is
the liner brush. This brush is used to get a lot of details
in your subject. So you’re just going to take your brush and
you’re going to load it up with the paint. If you use a very heavy pressure, it will
give you a very wide line because the bristles splay out. If you use a very light pressure and stay
on the tip of the brush, you’ll get a very thin and delicate line. Another brush I’d like to tell you about is
the 1 inch flat brush. This brush is good for covering large spaces. You can mix a little bit of water with your
paint and your paint will go further. That way you can cover large areas very quickly. You can go to the store and get all types
of easels. You can get standing easels. You can get table easels as well. I prefer to use a small table easel and these
take up very little space. And I can take them with me anywhere I go. I also like to keep my palette very close
to my painting. That way I can reach it very easily. I can replenish the colors anytime I want
to. And those are just some basic techniques for
setting up your workstation.

60 thoughts on “8 Acrylic Painting Techniques | Acrylic Painting

  1. Thank you so much for making this video it helped me a lot sense I just stared painting on canvases! When I paint I like to use a portable French easel

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  3. I'm not saying I'm a professional at painting but I hate the way she mixed her paint. She mixed with her brush which means the paint will get stuck in the base of the bristles of the brush. Use a palette knife. And I could see the yellow still after she mixed it, mix it for a longer amount of time.

  4. All the people who are taunting her
    Even don't know the name of paints,there quality,and even how to hold the brush

  5. Hold on just a moment Picasso, who would’ve ever imagined those amazing techniques of mixing paint on a palette then using a brush to apply it to a canvas. My mind is blown.

  6. Hi I really enjoyed your video I found those brushes you're using at a yard sale over the summer I have no idea where to find them could you possibly point me in the right direction I only have a few left and they have been one of my favorites

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