Acrylic Questions & Tips (128)

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Looking for Ideas - Acrylic Painting with students with Parkinson's Disease

I am an art teacher who is most comfortable with drawing, watercolor, and printmaking. I was contacted by a group of people with Parkinson'…

Started by Sasha Roberts-Levi

2 Jun 9, 2019
Reply by Marcia Campbell

Marbling Dip technique (video on Youtube in Japanese)

This youtube video shows a dip technique for a marbling effect.   The author notes are in Japanese;-( I am guesing this is done using water…

Started by fbj

1 Nov 21, 2018
Reply by fbj

Transparent vase with water and stems

Hi  Everyone I need lots of advice and hints please. I am drawing a long glass vase\jug that will have water and the stems of flowers ın .…

Started by Karen Gider

14 Dec 11, 2017
Reply by Dick Hutchings

Acrylic painting using retarder or extender

Hey, I'm fixing to start a painting & I've never used acrylic paint retarder or extender before. I've read different ways to apply it b…

Started by Perry Harkins

5 Dec 11, 2017
Reply by Dick Hutchings

Adding shadows to a geranium pot with Acrylic paint.

Hi everyone, I am stuck ... I am busy painting a similar picture as this one but you will note that I have added a pot under the flowers i…

Started by Johnell Patrick

4 Apr 10, 2017
Reply by Johnell Patrick

Acrylic techniques

Hi everyone. I'm experimenting with painting and other mediums. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to create the spiral ef…

Started by Krystal

2 Aug 17, 2016
Reply by William Barns

Acrylic Layers Not Sticking

Hello all,  I am new to the forum, and I am currently new to painting in acrylic.  I have done a lot of other art in my life, but my newest…

Started by Michael Wellman

3 Aug 13, 2016
Reply by Laurel Nichols

Regarding Gesso when painting with acrylics on canvas

I posted this in the beginners group also, but hope its okay to cross-post here: Questions about Gesso Do you gesso, even when using pre-pr…

Started by Becky Bailey

8 Jun 11, 2016
Reply by Becky Bailey

Raised leaves

Can anyone suggest a method, I'm doing a painting and I'd like to add raised leaves on my canvas, I want a slight elevation to the canvas.…

Started by Lucci Moody

3 Jan 3, 2016
Reply by Kate Wile

Blank dots on canvas?

This may sound like that kind of very basic question, while I am bothered by it. Not sure if there is way to avoid missing dots on the canv…

Started by Laurel Nichols

9 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by Laurel Nichols



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