I’ll Lift You Up – Acrylic Painting Lesson ONLINE

I’ll Lift You Up – Acrylic Painting Lesson ONLINE

US $25.00



Take your animal painting skills further in my latest lesson I’ll Lift You Up. In this lesson you’ll learn how to use simple color mixtures, and quicker, more direct brush strokes to create a realistic look. Sometimes less is more. You’d be surprised at how effective a good composition and color combination can work. With this lesson you’ll create a composition that tells a story, as well as captures the viewers attention. When you create something like this fewer details end up being more effective.

Rather than spending hours and hours using a liner brush to create every little hair and nuance, we will use larger brushes for most of the painting. This forces you to suggest things with directional brush strokes, rather than over detailing every portion of the horse. You can create a realistic painting faster than you might think. Sometimes the best paintings are the ones that are loose and direct. Spending large amounts of time painting individual hairs, sometimes, can make a painting look a little too stale and overthought.

In this lesson I will provide you my loose sketch with the grid method that you can copy, or transfer to the canvas. For those needing help on how to do the grid method, please email me and I will assist you through it (tim@timgagnon.com).

This lesson is a ton of fun, has a powerful story, and a great composition. Come join the fun!

Canvas Size: 24 X 24 (you can use any size square canvas)
Colors Used: Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue
Lesson Length: about 2 hours

To purchase this lesson, click Add to Cart, then click Checkout, and follow the onscreen instructions. Once you've completed the order, you'll be able to instantly access the lesson by clicking the blue button labeled with your display name in the upper-right and then selecting My Painting Lessons.

Note: DVD orders are shipped via First Class mail and should arrive within 5 to 7 business days.

With every Tim Gagnon Studio online lesson purchase, you receive:

  • Immediate access – just purchase and begin painting
  • Start to finish instruction – no cutouts – you’ll see every brushstroke of every painting
  • Easy-to-learn techniques – develop skills to promote consistency in your style for a more professional look
  • Unlimited viewing, no expiration – view the lesson as many times as you’d like, whenever you’d like
  • Download the lesson directly to your hard drive for easy, offline access
  • No expiration – once purchased, you’ll have access to the lesson forever
  • FREE access to Critique Corner community – get/give advice, interact, and share photos of your work with other artists taking the same lesson

Tim Gagnon is the creator of online and DVD-based instructional art lessons for over 17,500 students in over 30 countries.  In 2012, he was voted as one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists by Art Business News. His easy-to-learn instruction and unique, modern style has propelled him to one of the most followed artists in the United States.

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