I am a Portrait Artist, Art Instructor, Children's book Illustrator, Caricature Artist, and Freelance Artist, available for all your artistic needs..I do Free online painting and drawing lessons and tutorials, I have in class instruction, and Youtube Video Lessons for you to learn easy and simple techniques, tips and tricks you can use to make you learning how to paint and Draw a fun and exciting journey..
3 easy steps to painting ANYTHING with Acrylic Paint.
Here are a few tips on how to improve your paintings..
1. Always have 3 values when painting anything, dark, medium and light.
2. Use the correct brush for each subject
3.Use Shadows in your painting whenever possible
4. Use highlights all the time.
5. Add small details at the end of your painting.
6. Learn how to mix your colors
The hardest part of Painting with Acrylic paint is short drying time and blending, now I have come up with a solution. Just like Bob Ross we will make Magic White or Liquid White for the wet on wet painting technique, and to make painting with Acrylics easy. This will change the way you paint with Acrylics forever, you will now have the freedom to paint for up to 1 hour, perfect for blending, Shading, and highlighting your colors for a beautiful and amazing painting. Acrylics don't yellow, but oils do over time... How it works: Magic White is a base coat made by Bill Alexander, Bob Ross's Teacher, then when Bob Ross starting painting on PBS, he painted the wet on wet technique he learned using the Magic white, but he called it Liquid White.. The Magic White is a mixture of White oil Paint and Linseed oil, and Thinner basically, but Bill Alexander had his own secret ingredients, and it was never made for Acrylic paint, you put the magic white on your canvas as a bas
Here is a link to my youtube channel for all the below Painting Lessons: http://www.youtube.com/allisonprior Cardinal 2 Cardinal 1 Puffin Girl on Swing "Childhood Memories" lesson, just print this off and trace the outline.. The Weathered Boat Coffee Time https://youtu.be/Y1cZWwv12VM Pattern for Chickadee in a Field of Flowers Kitten on the Fence Heron https://youtu.be/ujEGwwriG_U Pattern Blue Butterfly painting Santa down the Chimney
It's a struggle to get a great painting, you work at it for hours even days and still can't seem to get that beautiful finished professional look, but if you do these 6 things you will be amazed at the end results and you will be proud of your work finally. Here are 6 Secrets to help you get great paintings, it's all in the planning, looking forward, making decisions, learning, researching, reference photo's and all things listed here.. 1. PLAN YOUR COMPOSITION: Yes, first decide what you want to paint, it could be from a picture you took yourself, or a picture you saw on a Christmas Card, or just from memory, maybe a cabin you spent many summers with family. If you paint from a picture you may want to change things around or crop it to the part you like best, or add a few more details by using other photo's for ideas..or references such as farm animals, flowers in a field, colors in the sky, there's so much to choose from it's almost hard to believe y