Join the millions of artists who are experimenting with acrylic art! Discover inspiration and acrylic painting techniques that will help you create beautiful…
Laara Cassells pairs contemporary subjects engaged in technology, with figures from historical portraiture painted between 1460 and 1907. “The paintings are mostly inspired by European society portraiture, which, like the modern Facebook page, often present an idealized version of an individual.” Cassells chose models with an eerie resemblance to the sitters in the original paintings. Pictured: Kyre and Blowing Bubbles (after Charles Chaplin) (acrylic on Dibond panel, 39.5×45)
Switching mediums can serve your artistic growth in unexpected ways. For these three artists, it became all about acrylic. In this feature, Carole Malcolm, Bruno Capolongo and Patti Brady share their stories of transitioning from other media to acrylic paint. Considered one of the most versatile mediums, acrylic can grow your body of work and feed your craving for innovation. Pictured: Treescape 02820 (40×40) by Carole Malcolm
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Knowing when the piece is finished is “an instinct,” Booth says. “I used to tell my students, “There are no mistakes in art. You can work with it, modify or change it, but there are no mistakes.” Read about Filomena de Andrade Booth's spontaneous paintings and how she's created a successful business here.
Painters’ light doesn’t have to be the classic soft northern exposure — Kurt Solmssen’s landscapes and interiors brilliantly capture a more intense light and vivid color. Don’t miss Solmssen’s own description of working with three light sources for a nighttime scene, at the end of this story.
✨ How many of us knew in our early 20s what we were truly called to do as our life’s work? Danielle Richard knew. Learn more about the artist and how her realistic portraits capture amazing light and evoke timeless emotions. Pictured here: "Eau qui dort / Still Waters Run Deep" (acrylic on canvas, 48×60) by Danielle Richard