TricksforAcrylicsIf you've painted with us here at Pinot's Palette before, you've probably learned a couple of things in your time spent with us. How fun is it to mix painting with wine (or any other adult beverage), how to get a little more on the creative side, and what you're capable of doing with a paintbrush. For some of our painters who want to practice in between classes, here are some of the techniques we use in classes. Try them out!!
Drybrush is a painting technique in which a paint brush that is relatively dry, but still holds paint, is used. Load is applied to a dry support such as paper or primed canvas. The resulting brush strokes have a characteristic scratchy look that lacks the smooth appearance that washes or blended paint commonly have.
Wash: This is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color. A wash of diluted ink or watercolor paint applied in combination with drawing is called pen and wash, wash drawing, or ink and wash.
Stippling: In a drawing or painting, the dots are made of pigment of a single color, applied with a pen or brush; the denser the dots, the darker the apparent shade—or lighter, if the pigment is lighter than the surface.
Smash and Twirl, a Pinot's Palette technique that we use to create perfect circles. With paint on your brush, press the brush bristles onto the canvas with the handle at a ninety degree angle. Then, using both hands, spin the brush 360 degrees to complete a perfect circle!
Splattering... also known as flickering. Using a fairly wet brush, you can flick paint onto a work surface for an uneven splatter effect. It's fantastic for creating an abstract landscape, adding snowflakes, rain or a starry night. You can also use this method or to just adding texture to a piece.
Dabbing: Using a piece of paper towel, you can dab on accents of color. If working at home, you can also use small sponges. Think of it like very artistic sponge painting. Dabbing adds a lot of texture and movement to a piece.
Come on into Pinot's Palette and put your skills to use and learn some new ones.
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