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Water Views: Acrylic Landscapes

with Bennett Vadnais
Water Views: Acrylic Landscapes
Paint lovely lakeside scenes! Join artist Bennett Vadnais and capture the movement and energy of water with acrylic paint.

Explore the versatility of acrylic paint as you bring water scenes to life. Mix and apply colors to create harmonious depth in your composition, and learn how to accurately recreate the serene shades of sky and water. Use value to give flat-looking foliage volume and dimension, and discover expert shortcuts for creating natural textures like grass and bark. Plus, make your water scenes even more dynamic as you find out how to paint waves and surface reflections with breathtaking realism.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Bennett Vadnais, and learn about his approach to landscape painting.


Lesson 2. Composing & Transferring Images


Lesson 3. Creating an Underpainting


Lesson 4. Working With Color


Lesson 5. Adding Planes & Color


Lesson 6. Refining the Foreground


Lesson 7. Refining the Water & Hills


Lesson 8. Finishing Touches

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