In this 3 hour tutorial, Christina Ramos will guide you through the challenges of Acrylic painting. Acrylic is a fast drying alternative to oil paint that has been used in many types of media for over 60 years. Information on the different types of acrylic paint will be presented to help guide you in choosing the materials for your specific needs. This step by step guide will show you how to keep your paints wet and ready for a traditional approach to a still life painting. Christina will show how to work in layers, blend color and edges, and use a variety of painting techniques.

Bio:  Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California.  Specializing in figurative realism,  Christina was named as an “Artist to Watch in 2015” by Southwest Art Magazine, and as one of America’s Great Painters by American Galleries.  Her work has been shown throughout the United States and has been honored with awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Society of Acrylic Painters and many more.

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Section 1
Pigments 00:14:00
Welcome to Still Life Painting in Acrylic with Christina Ramos. This presentation will explain the differences between modern and mineral pigments. The information can be used as a guide in choosing the right type of paint for specific needs.
Section 2
Materials 00:07:00
The materials used in this demonstration will be presented. A thin wash of paint will be used to tone the canvas and left to dry. A short presentation will explain the differences between fluid and heavy body acrylic paint.
Section 3
Blocking-in Shapes 00:23:00
The shapes of the fruit will be blocked-in using a thin wash of dark paint. The first layer for the background will be painted in. Allowing time for each layer to dry before adding a new layer will be important to the workflow of acrylic painting.
Section 4
Building Form 00:19:00
A combination of opaque and transparent paint will be applied using a scumble painting method. Form will be developed on the fruit, and the background will be filled in.
Section 5
Glazing 00:22:00
A glazing method will be used to paint the first piece of fruit. Multiple layers will be added and the edges will be softened.
Section 6
Adjusting Shapes 00:30:00
The two remaining pieces of fruit will be developed using the glazing method. Another layer will be added to the first fruit in a continuous process of adjusting shapes and edges.
Section 7
Layers & Adjustments FREE 00:21:00
Layers of thin paint will be continuously added to adjust shapes and edges.
Section 8
Pushing Darks & Lights 00:39:00
The final layers of paint will be applied. The light and darks will be fine tuned to complete the still life exercise.

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