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There are (59) entries in the category (Acrylic Painting)

New Atelier Mediums - Electric Sheep

For a long time, I have painted sheep and other farm animals. I don’t know why, but I find them very haunting - I think it’s something about their eyes and their presence. Recently I was asked to paint a portrait of a sheep, so I decided to use some of the new traditional Atelier Mediums to create the attached painting. I decided to use the traditional mediums because I was painting with Atelier Interactive Professional Artists’ Acrylics, and I wanted to work quickly , in order to build up my layers fast. I wanted this portrait to be more textural and have a physicality, and I knew that I wouldn’t really be exploring soft, subtle, extended wet-in-wet blending in this painting. The new mediums worked brilliantly and helped me achieve exactly what I wanted.

British landscape with Tony Hogan

British artist and friend of Chroma, Tony hogan recently sent us this tutorial to share with Chroma's online community. he contributes many helpful techniques and approaches. Over to you Tony,

"Selecting this seasonal view occurred after visiting the next village to my studio in Kilham, East Yorkshire. I'd identified the field as a potential venue for a group of people attending one of my residential art holidays, so on the day off we went. returned I started to tutor the group in the way of developing a painting plein-air and did some sketches for a composition.

Atelier Traditional Mediums with Alan Friend

I am Alan Friend, an artist from the United Kingdom and friend of Chroma. Jim Cobb asked me to take a look at the new Atelier mediums which Chroma has released, Traditional Gloss Medium, Traditional Glazing Liquid (Gloss), and Traditional Regular Gel (Gloss). The following article is a comprehensive explanation how mediums function and the purpose of these newest additions to Chroma’s stable.

Explore Acrylics

Lately talking to people about painting is something I've been doing a lot of. So with my team, Nicole and Frankie, we decided to build a new website because I wanted to demystify the process of painting and embrace the joy of creating. And through the process of exploration and experimentation, help you discover more about your painting skills and yourself.

Painting is probably the second best thing in the world that I've ever done. I love doing it. A lot of information out there these days is kinda serious. Painting to me is fun, and there is already plenty of angst in the world.

Mitch Demo At Frimley & Camberley Society of Arts

Friend of Chroma Mitch Waite recently took a break from his burgeoning business in the South of France ( ) to undertake a tour of many Art Societies around the UK. Here is a report from one such venue, Frimley & Camberley Society of Arts.

It was good to see Mitch again. He had arrived in England on Wednesday, done one demo then, two on Thursday, ours today and is set for another tomorrow. Obviously a man with enviable energy. He is only in England for about 10 days this time - the work involved in painting for (and manning) his gallery in Vence means that the time he can give to demonstrations and holidays has had to be cut.

New Atelier Mediums!

Painting mediums are wonderful, and when you incorporate them into your practice you will find that you can alter and enhance the properties of paint in a myriad of ways. Determining what you want to achieve (more transparency, more texture, less sheen, less brush strokes, more working time, faster drying time, etc.) will help you decide which mediums to try. Based on numerous artists’ request, we are very excited to introduce a new range of mediums for Atelier Interactive that make traditional acrylic painting techniques even more successful, and even more fun. After all, Interactive was designed to be used by all acrylic artists, not just those who want to rework paint, and these new mediums round out the line.

Mixing Colour Part I

The previous article we hadn't even dished up any paint. This time we are actually going to put some paint out. There is a couple of things that we need to look at:

Let’s set ourselves up so that the process of moving paint around is as easy as possible. We've touched on looking at setting ourselves up so that we can stay in “the zone”. We are going to stay in that theme, but we are going to look at it in greater detail. We'll look at our working space and our table. This time we are actually going to look at where we put our paint; how that helps us with the process of mixing colours.

Focus On Flesh

There are so many ways to interpret and to represent the many colors of flesh. Ask 10 artists, and each will have a different palette and approach. For this portrait study, I decided to use a traditional method, called “the Flemish Technique.” This technique is based on ways that Flemish painters in the 14th -16th century developed highly realistic paintings using egg tempera, and later, oil paints. It is easily adaptable for acrylics, and this painting was created using Atelier Interactive.

Magic of Mediums: Modelling Compound

One of the reasons I paint with Atelier Interactive is because there is a range of mediums that I can use in order to create a certain effect or achieve a certain look. Modelling Compound is one such medium, and whenever I am looking to make a strong textural statement, it’s my medium of choice.

Magic of Mediums: Clear Painting Medium

The magic of mediums is that there is a painting medium for just about every type of application, especially with acrylics. Want to paint very texturally? Impasto Gel or Modelling Compound. Want matte paint? Matte Medium & Varnish. Need more working time? Slow or Thick Slow Medium. But sometimes you’ll find that there is one medium that you use, time and time again. For me, the workhorse in my studio is the Clear Painting Medium.