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Acrylics Anonymous, Issue #004 -- C'mon in and get your wave paintings on.....!
June 01, 2012

1st June 2012, issue 004

Passionate about painting with acrylics? Need a monthly fix chock full of inspiration? Need some help to take the pain out of your painting process? It's all here for you. Acrylics Anonymous. Zero elitism. Dive in.

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Subscribers only…..shhhhhh…sealed section just for you!

Tip of the month


Links we like

Works in progress… us your paintings!

This month's Sealed Section is another of Mark's recipes. This one, a gorgeous, luminous wave. Dive in people!

Feel free to download and print to add to your growing Mark Waller recipe card collection!


Every month, we will produce a Subscribers Only "sealed section". It could be a painting technique, a short video tip, or anything we can think of that we reckon you might enjoy.

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Dimensional Tip!

One way to avoid "flatness" in the foreshore area, is to use this little trick:

Create the illusion of the suds being suspended above the sand by mixing a very thin wash of burnt umber & applying it as a shadow "under" the suds.

Instant depth!

Painting Waves….Find the Information You Need

When you discover the nuances, painting waves with life & movement becomes exciting, and so much easier.
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The Perfect Nerdstorm Has Arrived…

Frankie has been working hard on the nerding side of things, and at last Mark's DVD tutorials are available for download to your very own computer! Wow! The future is here...

In a bout of temporary insanity slash generosity, we are offering our 3 pack of downloadable DVDs to you, our lovely subscribers, for only $AUD80.00.

Enter your password:

and scroll down the page to access your special deal!
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Revisit the Watery Goodness….

Want to be fully immersed?? (Sorry, couldn't resist). Relive our How To Paint Water page for more inspiration on getting your head around painting water.
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Jenny Telford is a delightfully funny friend of AA's who just happens to be almost as silly as us! (Some might say sillier) She has very kindly offered friends of AA free postage for the month of June, as long as you email her before you purchase. Check out her delightfully diverse site right here!

We discovered Martin Clarke's amazing seascapes and just had to share. He uses oils (but we won't hold that against him!). The aim of Martin's work is realism-plus.

The realism makes the subject instantly identifiable, the plus is the emotion or feeling the work may evoke in the viewer - the excitement of the surfer about to hit the water, the dazzled eyes from looking into the sun bright waters, and the delight of seeing diamonds floating on the water. Check out Martin's gorgeous images here.

If you have a link you like, please share it with us! You can contact us to let us know. Thank you!

This is the section where you can "get your name in lights!" (well at least out there in the internet world!).

If you have works in progress you would love to show off, or finished pieces you are particularly proud of, we would love to see them!

We especially like to hear about the story behind the creation.

This month we feature our own Mark Waller!

Being that this issue is fairly well focussed on the ocean, we thought we should show you a recent project of Mark's, from "block-in" through to "complete".

Thanks for sharing Mark!

Hope you enjoyed this issue of Acrylics Anonymous! If you have any suggestions, comments or feedback for the ezine or our site, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Until then, make sure you chuck some paint around!

Cheers from Mark, Nic & Frankie :)

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