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Acrylic Landscapes Close to Home

with Susan Stillman
Find inspiration in the world around you—paint dazzling landscapes from photos of your neighborhood with the help of acrylic artist Susan Stillman.

Glimpse into the mind of an experienced artist and discover how her inspiration is photographed and translated into beautiful, jewel-like acrylic paintings. Capture spatial depth using atmospheric perspective, achieve the varieties of green in nearby foliage and create a landscape glowing with warm light. You don't need to travel to exotic locales for landscape inspiration—combine artistic vision and Stillman's acrylic painting techniques to create landscape paintings of your own neighborhood.

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Lesson 1. Painting With Acrylic

  • Meet Susan Stillman and learn about the tools used in this class.


Lesson 2. Composing a Landscape


Lesson 3. Preparing to Paint


Lesson 4. Blocking In Color


Lesson 5. The Many Varieties of Green


Lesson 6. Refining Colors and Details


Lesson 7. Developing the Focal Point


Lesson 8. Finishing Touches

"Susan is a great teacher and now I feel like I live in the most beautiful neighborhood in existence. Thanks for helping me 'see!'"
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