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Lessons from the Masters - What I Learned about Painting Atmosphere from Michael O'Toole

In our first monthly module, we explored the work of Edgar Payne and his techniques for creating beautiful and artistic trees by studying his painting "Eucalyptus Trees". It's a stunning painting, and what I realized as I was doing the master copy was not only how beautiful the trees were, but...

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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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Acrylics vs Oils - 5 reasons why you will LOVE Acrylic painting

There's a lot of discussion out there about Oils vs Acrylics. Oils have been used for 600 years or more making Acrylic paints seem like a baby by comparison. Acrylic artists are vastly outnumbered by oil artists. Just head to any painting event and take a look around - we're outnumbered 10...

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What Type of Varnish Do You Use?

What type of varnish do you use on your paintings? Gloss or matte or a combination of both? Any advice on the application?

I have a couple of different kinds of varnish that I use. For smaller works, I use the paint-on kind that you’d apply with a brush or a roller or a spray varnish...

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