1st May 2012, issue 003

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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Tip of the month


Links we like

Works in progress…..show us your paintings!

This month's Sealed Section is an exercise to inspire your powers of observation, enabling you to find those bits of information which can take your paintings to the next level.

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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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Texture Tip!

Glazing & building up the layers in your painting is a great way to add depth & the illusion of dimension. Having some textural brushstrokes showing through can also affect your subsequent paint layers in surprising (and sometimes happily accidental) ways!

Throw some impasto gel, acrylic sealer or glazing medium in between your painting layers today, and see what happens!

Acrylic Sealer……Not Just a Final Coat

Find out how using an acrylic sealer can make your painting process easier and more fun.
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Building the Layers...mucho fun!

Glazing is often understood to be a technique that is "difficult". It's not. It's fun, and addictive.
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Mother's Day Is Almost Here!

Need some inspiration? Check out our card packs and lithographs for the beautiful mothers' in your life.
For a lovely gift any mother would enjoy, click here.

Here at AA, we like wacky. So you can imagine my joy when I came across Carla Sonheim, a silliness expert! Check out her blog and online silliness classes right here!

Zach's interesting use of texture in his primarily acrylic abstracts caught our eyes here at AA. He is caught up in the creative process and likes to see what emerges. We like looking at his work and thought you might too! Check it out 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 Lyndon Baxter's portrait of his friend Graham.

Lyndon is an advocate of AA and our Explore site in general, and a regular workshop attendee.

Lyndon says, "The workshop that I did last October with Mark gave me the confidence to have a go, and I surprised myself as well as others with the outcome. Pat and Graham are over the moon with the result because it is a very strong likeness!". Well done Lyndon, we think it's great! Thanks for sharing.

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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