Art videos are great way to learn painting. Watch and learn from a close up vantage point...Observe the artist's hand movement, the way the brush is controlled, the amount of paint used, as well as the way the paint is applied to the surface. From a front row seat, you can learn from our teachers who want to share all that they know with you.
Acrylic Painting Technique - Mottling with Artist Neadeen Masters
Create a mottled background for your still life, floral paintings, and wildlife portraits. It's much more dimensional than a plain flat background. Mottled backgrounds create depth, and eye movement. This suggests a greater sense of the three dimensional illusion...As well, there are several other technical benefits when you set your subjects against mottled backgrounds.
The video demonstration above is a short snippet from one of our acrylic classes. Artist and teacher Neadeen Masters demonstrates the background treatment used in painting the organic leaf composition featured in the class below...
We invite you to Art Apprentice Online You Tube Video Channel for a wide selection of art videos, plus short snippets from our different online art classes.
Choosing Pigments with Sue Pruett
Here is artist and teacher Sue Pruett sharing many color mixing tips and techniques. Learn how to go about selecting the correct pigments for shading and high-lighting objects in your painting. Creating realistic three dimensional effects depends on your understanding of color theory.
Painting Clouds with Gaby Hunter
Artist Gaby Hunter creates soft fluffy clouds using a variety of colors. Watch as Gaby uses a soft blender mop brush to diffuse color and create lost edges for greater dimensional effects.