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Acrylic Landscape Painting

with Bennett Vadnais
Expand your horizons in acrylic painting with Bennett Vadnais and learn valuable techniques for color mixing, glazing, texture and detail work.

An acclaimed artist and instructor, Bennett Vadnais draws on classical painting techniques to demonstrate color mixing, glazing, texture and detail work. If you're looking to broaden your palette from oils or watercolors, or even have experience in acrylic, you'll gain fresh insight through observing Vadnais' classically inspired process. After an overview of tube vs. fluid colors, brushes and panel preparation, Vadnais launches into the the creation of a landscape, drawing on extensive training and experience as an artist in classical realism. The intimate studio setting allows you to see close-up how Vadnais transfers a drawing, builds a monochromatic underpainting to establish values, then creates both atmospheric effects and rigorously defined details with with glazes and opaque painting methods.

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Lesson 1. Meet Bennett Vadnais

  • Meet Bennett Vadnais, learn about the materials you'll use and set up your workspace.


Lesson 2. Transferring the Drawing


Lesson 3. Underpainting in Monochrome


Lesson 4. Mixing Colors


Lesson 5. Overpainting With Glaze


Lesson 6. Overpainting With Opaque Color


Lesson 7. Developing Natural Forms


Lesson 8. Developing Architectural Forms


Lesson 9. Finishing Touches

I really enjoyed the step-by-step building of the painting and the knowledge. The format taught me a lot and I also liked the ability to stop and return at my convenience. Thanks so much, I learned a lot.
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