Art Techniques | 22 May 20179 Acrylic Painting Techniques Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Are you looking for some beginner tips on how to paint with Acrylic? Landscapes guides you through techniques that will help you get started. Learn to manipulate acrylic paint to create a wide range of strokes, textures, and interesting effects. Here are some of the most common techniques. Wet-into-Wet Apply color on a dampened canvas or next to another wet color. Blend by lightly stroking over the area where the colors meet. Use your brush to soften the edge, producing a smooth transition. Stippling Dab on color quickly, creating a series of dots. Scumbling With a dry brush, lightly scrub semi-opaque color over dry paint, so the underlying colors show through. Glazing Apply pure, transparent color of watery consistency over an existing color to change, modify, or tone it down. Wash To create a thin wash of color, thin the paint and stroke it evenly across your surface. Drybrushing Using a dry brush, apply paint directly to a dry canvas for a rough brushstroke. Dabbing Use press-and-lift motions to apply irregular dabs of paint. For more depth, apply several layers of dabbing, working from dark to light. This is great for suggesting foliage and flowers. Painting Knife Applying paint with a painting knife can result in thick, lively strokes that vary in color, value, and height. Scraping Using the tip of a painting knife or the end of a brush handle, “draw” into the paint to remove it from the canvas. Buy from an Online Retailer US: With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Landscapes is the perfect resource for beginning acrylic artists. Landscapes teaches aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started painting beautiful landscapes in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to painting techniques, composition, and development, Landscapes is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists master this approachable medium. Talented artist Tom Shropshire guides readers through an exploration of painting classic landscapes in acrylic, covering basic painting concepts and techniques, including rendering realistic textures. Building on these basic techniques, artists can practice their craft with step-by-step projects that cover a variety of landscapes, including a waterfall, a spring storm, and a classic winter scene. With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Landscapes is the perfect resource for beginning acrylic artists. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.