Acrylic Paint: Achieving Textural Effects

Acrylics with impasto and gel mediums create superb contrasts of rough and smooth, peaks and valleys that I find quite beautiful and useful in many landscape and abstract paintings. This type of texture works great for tree bark, building walls, hills, ocean waves, even certain flowers lend well to this approach. I mixed the acrylicsContinue reading “Acrylic Paint: Achieving Textural Effects”

Painting Foregrounds: Perspective Tips

Depth and perspective in paintings can be tricky at first for beginners. But it gets a lot easier when you know and follow a couple of logical and simple tips and guidelines.         Simplify The Subject   Break it up into simplified segments. Divide the scene into divisions of Background, Middleground andContinue reading “Painting Foregrounds: Perspective Tips”