Mary asked some great questions about acrylics and specifically about use of brushes and blending for her portrait art.
I talk about my step-by-step process for painting portraits in acrylic as well as the blending techniques that help me create softer transitions between colors and tones.
While I speak about portraits because that’s the question being addressed, this information is helpful for any acrylic work, whether you work in abstraction or realism, AND even if you’re a mixed media lover (as Mary happens to be, too).
Learn my recommendations for:
- The ratio of paint to retarder,
- What I mean by aging effects when you start with too much water on your canvas, and
- My favorite brushes for different techniques or effects.
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