Tell your story
Do you long to tell your story through art?
In this workshop we will be painting in acrylics using a monochrome color scheme, while I show you my layering and background techniques, and the special glow effect I love to achieve with Acrylics.
I love to work very intuitively, getting quiet, and listening to that still, small voice that wants to be expressed.
Our first project I show you how I express my process of breaking free from depression, and a creative block I had for many years.
I love working in monochrome, and how it can be both dramatic and expressive at the same time.
Project one: Break free
In our second project we continue our journey of listening to our intuition, letting it guide the way.
As we tell our own story through art, we discover our true magic. The more we dig deep, the more beauty we discover.
Project two: Magical Truths
This workshop has a total of 10 videos and two projects.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS CLASS:
- Getting familiar with acrylics
- Painting with monochrome colors
- Layering with acrylics and stencils to create interesting backgrounds
- creating a broken glass effect
- painting intuitively
- achieving a glow effect with acrylics
- painting hands
- painting portraits in acrylics
- using elements and symbolism to tell a visual story
- and so much more!
SUPPLIES WE WILL BE USING IN THIS CLASS
- 2 Canvas papers or canvas boards (you can also use heavy watercolor paper or journal)
- Heavy body acrylics I used: Titanium white, Payne’s Gray, and Cadmium red medium
- Fluid acrylics or inks in your favorite colors (I used Teal, Pthalo blue, Green gold and Dioxazine purple as they are my favorite colors. If you also have white and Payne’s gray in liquid acrylics or inks then that’s great!) & Bone black
- Stencils and/or collage papers or napkins
- Glazing medium
- Charcoal and graphite pencils
- Assorted paint brushes (I used a filbert, a round blender, a fine liner and a chisel brush)
- White gesso and an old credit card
- Spray bottle, a rag or baby wipes, sponges, and whatever else you like using
- Heavy body acrylics in Titanium white and Payne’s gray, a medium yellow and red, plus any of your favorite colors ( I also used Dioxazine purple, Turquoise deep and teal)