Acrylic Painting Videos & DVDs
This Hugh Greer acrylic instruction DVD contains advanced acrylic painting lessons. In Create Mood & Atmosphere with Color & Value Hugh Greer demonstrates advanced techniques for painting with acrylics and demonstrates his techniques close up and in detail.
Learn to control light and depth as you build atmospheric landscapes from the ground up. In this acrylic workshop, Hugh Greer develops two winter scenes from the same sketch, varying his color scheme, contrast, and edge treatment to render a distinct mood in each. You'll work simultaneously on warm and cool backgrounds as you capture a rustic barn and snow-covered road.
Hugh works in thin layers to capitalize on acrylic's semi-transparent properties. He gradually builds blocks of color, adjusting lighting conditions to suit his desired mood.
Hugh combines a limited palette with a large toolkit. He mixes an extensive range of hues as he lifts out stones with a rubber shaper and draws razor-thin branches with a ruling pen. He softens edges with a spray bottle and paper towels to harmonize sharpness with the value contrast in each painting.
DVD - Acrylic Landscape Painting: Tools & Techniques with Hugh Gree
Get a great start in acrylic landscape painting with award winning artist Hugh Greer. The beginning level acrylic painting lessons in this instructional video, Acrylic Landscape Painting: Tools & Techniques, will get you excited to take your acrylic painting to the next level! Learn Hugh Greer's acrylic painting style and the techniques and tools he uses in his landscape painting.
Hugh Greer demonstrates the flexibility of acrylics as both an opaque and a transparent medium. He covers a variety of tools, presents a versatile money-saving limited palette, simple color mixing tips, creating lively blacks and demonstrates several basic landscape images that will get you off to an enthusiastic start.
DVD - Landscape Studies in Acrylic with Hugh Greer
Join Hugh Greer, for a demonstration of four outdoor scenes: dry winter trees, dramatic clouds, flat prairie vista and evening winter sky.
This Creative Catalyst Productions acrylic painting DVD for beginning to intermediate students will take your painting up a notch! Hugh Greer demonstrates flexible acrylic painting methods, tools and demonstrates his techniques for painting dimensional landscapes in Landscape Studies in Acrylic.
National award winner, Hugh Greer, demonstrates of four outdoor scenes: dry winter trees, dramatic clouds, flat prairie vista and evening winter sky.
You will learn from Hugh Greer's versatile brushwork as he manipulates a simplified, 5-color palette to achieve a wealth of rich textures and colors. Hugh Greer shows how to mix colorful blacks and rich hues and he shares some color theory. He demonstrates the versatility of acrylic paint and its use as both an opaque and transparent medium.
DVD - Acrylic Techniques with Stephen Quiller
Most artists are naturally drawn to a certain medium, but it’s important that all painters remember to explore the unique personality and possibilities of many different styles and media.
In this instructional art video, renowned artist Stephen Quiller encourages students of all levels to explore the versatility of acrylic paints.
Quiller has been a longtime advocate of the acrylic medium, and has never been afraid to show his passion for their versatility and unique qualities to his students.
This lesson begins with a discussion of acrylic paints themselves, and the many different qualities it can have. Quiller demonstrates the way that acrylics paints can be transparent, translucent, opaque, thick or thin; as well as the fact that they can have the consistency of watercolor, casein, or oils.
Throughout this 55-minute video, Quiller demonstrates several ways to handle acrylics, alone and in combination with other types of paint. He advices students to embrace the different color families that acrylic paints have to offer, and provides examples of the depth and texture that are possible when artist can restrain themselves to leaving some white space on the canvas.
Quiller is passionate about the way that the combination of color families can make for a richer scene, no matter what you’re painting. During the lesson, students will learn how to apply a variety of Quiller’s favorite acrylic techniques to a variety of surfaces including paper, illustration board, gessoed canvas, clayboard, and wood panel.
DVD - Water Media Techniques: Acrylic & Casein with Stephen Quiller
If you’ve wondered about using acrylic and casein paints to create new works of art, but aren’t sure if you’re ready for the unique characteristics of these water-based media, this art instruction video from Stephen Quiller will enable you to proceed with confidence.
Join Quiller as he creates a landscape scene on location in Taos, New Mexico. Students of all levels will be allowed to watch over Quiller’s shoulder as he provides an exciting and entertaining introduction to the properties and possibilities of casein and acrylic paints.
Although acrylics and casein are both water-based paints, and share some similar qualities, they can be used can be used very differently, alone or collaboratively. Quiller demonstrates how both types of paint can be manipulated to create transparent and opaque washes, Impasto textures, and other special effects.
Once Quiller’s landscape preliminary painting is established, he leaves the great outdoors to complete his work in the privacy of his own studio. Students are again welcomed along as Quiller completes the work, using stunning acrylics to “make the painting sing.”
DVD - Acrylic as Water Media with Stephen Quiller
This instructional workshop allows you to learn alongside Stephen Quiller, one of the world’s most accomplished water media artists. According to Quiller, acrylics are the most versatile of any painting medium, and encourages both beginner and advanced artists to embrace its unique characteristics.
To begin the workshop, Quiller demonstrates the way that acrylics behave when combined with different surfaces, and under various circumstances or qualifying situations. Students will be encouraged to view painting with acrylics as an adventure, as they learn what to expect from the medium and how to manipulate it to their advantage.
Through a series of demonstrations, Quiller introduces students to all the different personalities of acrylics, and how they can be used to achieve many different qualities, including wet, juicy, soft, runny, thick and creamy, sculptural, buttery like finger paint, transparent, translucent, or close to opaque. Advice and tips are extended not just for how to paint with acrylics, but also why all artists should have experience with these fascinating paints.
One of the reasons that Quiller is so enamored with acrylic paints is because the artists is required to remain actively engaged with the paint, paying attention to what it wants to do on the canvas.
Using a glass palette and luminous, intense colors, Quiller demonstrates how to achieve intricate detail and amazing washes that are only possible with acrylics. Students will learn how to lay translucent compliments over transparent washes to make their paintings pop, as well as how to place opaque highlights to provide structure and focus the eye.
This video also includes demonstrations of how to use negative and positive colors to create a painting of wild irises, and how to push colors to the limit to achieve a breathtaking landscape. Quiller also includes a discussion of color theory and how it affects composition.
Join nationally acclaimed wildlife painter, print artist and author TERRY ISAAC for an in depth look at the preparation, thought & painting process he uses to create his magical wildlife paintings.
Terry’s workshop includes: materials, preparing the painting surface, collecting accurate data for a precise rendering of a natural setting uniquely your own, tips on how to locate & photograph wild animals, technical reference materials, how to construct a convincing setting using an assortment of resources, powerful design, how to illustrate complicated subjects successfully without ever “drawing” on the board. Terry completes a painting of a hummingbird and larkspur.
He discusses a larger panoramic painting in progress, of two moose. Terry’s precise attention to detail and patient rendering of the wonders of nature have made him one of the country’s most popular and successful wildlife print artists.
Join Charles Harrington in Acrylic Landscapes, the Watercolor Way and learn how to capitalize on the unique advantages of acrylics including the ability to layer opaque, translucent and transparent effects. See how he combines the subtle color shifts and luminosity of watercolor with the durability of acrylics.
Charles Harrington AWS DF, ISAP draws on the best features of both acrylic and watercolor in his acrylic landscape painting workshop. He achieves the subtle color shifts and luminous transparency of watercolor while attaining the durability of acrylic. He also introduces tools and techniques perfected over years as an architect.
At home in the Ozarks, Charles introduces his portable plein air kit and paints a study that will serve as his reference in the studio. Back indoors, Charles works in the watercolorist's style. He uses light preliminary washes and thin layers of pigment, allowing him to vary colors at every stage. Charles modifies his larger painting from his original plein air reference to achieve stronger design and value balance.
Charles also harnesses acrylics unique ability to layer opaque, translucent and transparent passages harmoniously. He mixes sparingly on his palette and heavily on the paper to create complicated blends and avoid flat, dull grays. He uses a spray bottle, splattering and active brushwork to break up large shapes and create lifelike texture.
Discover an alternative to watercolor and capitalize on the unique advantages of acrylics with Charles Harrington in Acrylic Landscapes, the Watercolor Way.
Many new artists are attracted to the whimsy and delicate nature of watercolor painting, but as you’ll see in this art instruction workshop with life-long artist and instructor Charles Harrington, it’s important not to ignore their equally versatile relative, acrylics.
During the course of this 68-minute DVD workshop, students of all levels will have the chance to explore and develop the techniques needed to wield this popular watercolor alternative with confidence.
As the workshop begins, Harrington teaches students to draw inspiration from their own photographs and sketches, and utilize many familiar watercolor techniques while working with acrylics.
Students that participate in this watercolor painting workshop will learn how to make the most of this easy-to-master medium, through Harrington’s unique and perhaps unconventional perspective on the world of fine art.
In this lesson, Harrington demonstrates transparent, translucent, and opaque color applications, as he paints two very different landscapes. Students will learn to implement the splatter technique to establish random patterns on the page, as well as other methods for adding life and texture.
In the fine art world, it’s easy for acrylics to be overlooked as artists explore the oil and watercolor mediums. Harrington shows that truly versatile artists will seek to incorporate acrylics into their collection of media, and teaches his students that only by working with a material can you ever learn to really understand it.
Virginia Cobb develops three abstract paintings, each started by emphasizing a different design element: line, shape, texture. In the first half of her process she builds a rich under structure.
She creates, destroys, and creates again unpredictable shapes, textures and color combinations. In doing so she establishes multiple layers of depth and mystery. Her final process is a rational analysis that evaluates color temperature, edges, shapes and balance. She applies the concepts of linkage, depth, rhythm and harmony to an amazing result.
In the process, you see Virginia’s bold and inventive handling of the media while ‘listening in’ on her thought process. Her daring solutions reflect a lifetime of experimentation and experience. The result is three very different paintings that have in common strength, beauty and mystery.
In the first project Mary strives to achieve order out of the visual chaos of a garage sale. She uses a view finder to isolate her subject and proceeds to simplify the objects into more basic shapes. Mary simplifies subjects in a line drawing then builds a foundation of bold, transparent pigments. She caps the painting with opaque layers and textures enabled by her acrylic process. She introduces concepts like linkage, abstraction and simplification.
In the second painting, Mary encourages you to look inward for inspiration. In this abstract composition, she cuts masks from contact paper and prints personal symbols with sheets of plastic. She finishes the painting with a graphic flourish.
Mary encourages spontaneity and exploration but takes time to critique her work at each stage. Catch her enthusiasm and discover your creative self in An Acrylic Journey: From Trash to Treasure and An Inward Look with Mary Todd Beam.