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Interview with Aimee Erickson

 

by Jed Dorsey

This interview is from a recent live Q&A that we did for Acrylic University members in our private Facebook Community. We decided to share it here so that others can listen in on this guest interview with artist extraordinaire, Aimee Erickson. The first 30 minutes of...

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Interview with Rick Delanty

 

by Jed Dorsey

This video is from a recent live Q&A that we did for Acrylic University members in our private Facebook Community. We decided to share it here so that others can listen in on this guest interview with California landscape painter, Rick Delanty. The first half of the video is the...

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How To Grow: Acrylic University Delivers Timely, Free Classes

art free lessons health Mar 17, 2020
Online art school launches free training to public; artist's story proves the health benefits of creativity.
 
While schools nationwide are closing, Acrylic University is doing the opposite. The school is opening its doors to everyone. For free.

An online art school with students...

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What Colors Beyond the Basic Colors Do You Recommend?

It can be so overwhelming to know what colors to purchase. There are so many. You can use a very limited palette using one of each of the primaries (plus black and white). But you may want to add to that palette instead of mixing all your colors. Sometimes it's easier when colors have been...

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What Does It Mean to Express Yourself Through Painting?

One of our members asked, "What does it mean to express yourself through painting and how do we figure out what we want to express?"

If you’ve ever taken a “Sip and Paint” class (or my version which I call “Coffee and Canvas”) you have seen how each person in the...

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Do Oil Paintings Sell For More Than Acrylics?

One of our members visited some galleries and found that there were not many acrylic paintings.  One of the gallery owners told him that acrylics are a medium for beginner painters. He asked me, "Why are there so few acrylic painters represented in galleries?" He also asked, "Do oil...

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What is the Best Lighting For My Studio?

studio lighting Jan 29, 2020

One of our Acrylic University members asked, "What kind of light bulb do you use in your studio? I've noticed that the lighting in my paint area is not correct and I have been reading about lumens and light appearance. Do you take these into consideration?"

If the light on my canvas is too...

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Is It Okay for My Paints To Get Mixed Together in My Paint Box?

paint box supplies Jan 23, 2020

There's a couple of different ways you can use the paintbox. Dianna Shyne, a great acrylic artist, actually just scoops out piles into her palette from the paintbox with a palette knife. She's not really dipping her brush into her paintbox. So you could scoop paint out with a palette knife and...

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How Do You Select Good Reference Photos?

design reference photos Jan 23, 2020

Whenever I get asked this question by students I always answer, "It comes down to design." 

When I'm looking at a photograph there are a few design elements that are pretty well known. There's the design element like an "S." There is one large object on one side and a small object on...

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How Do You Get Your Sta-Wet Palette Paper So Clean?

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2020

"I reuse my paper quite a bit and how do you make sure it is clean enough to reuse?"

I can substitute different things for the sponge but I have never substituted anything for the paper. I have tried a few different things. I tried parchment paper but it didn’t work. I do reuse my paper...

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