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Acrylics Anonymous, Issue #007 -- Use your illusion...
September 01, 2012

1st September 2012, issue 007

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… us your paintings!

This month's Sealed Section is a little look-in to one of Mark's favourite strategies for getting over those blank canvas blues.

Called his "Default Settings", we have included two of Mark's favourite subject starting point settings, to help get your paintings started.

Hope you enjoy!

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Super Sunlight Effects!

Look at a backlit leaf on a bright day. You will notice that the colour will be different from the light that is shining directly onto its surface.

When painting backlit leaves, you can add more “warm yellow” ie Cadmium Yellow Medium (light shining through the leaf).

When painting direct light (highlight), use white and add a touch of Cadmium Yellow Light (cool yellow) to your white highlights.

Thank you SO much!

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Is Your Head in the Clouds?…(if not it should be!)

Learn how to paint clouds in our newest tutorial page. Discover a fantastic technique which will give your clouds crazy realism, volume and life. Click here to read more...

Fijian Dreaming…

Mark's workshop in Fiji is just under 12 months away. Start saving those pennies as you will NOT want to miss this. Ahhhhhh painting blisssssss…. Click here to read more...

Local News….

Lennox Artspace has arisen! From the ashes of another empty store front! (not literally). Click here to read more...

Alexa Meade. One word. WOWSA.

Alexa's work is the ultimate illusion. She paints ON people in a "painterly" fashion, creating 3 dimensional works that look like paintings.

Huh???? I know!! This is the most fascinating spin on painting with acrylics I have seen in a while. Have a look! Check out Alexa's amazing work here.

Edgar Muller is a German street illusionist of amazing talent. Had to share some of his street scenes with you all. Bear with me if you've seen his work before!

Check out his amazing street projects right here. Check out Edgar's unparalleled talent 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.

Guys, I'm sure you want to show us your art! But you need to send us some images of your works!

September's "name in lights" piece is from Mark's talented hand.

This gorgeous little dolphin piece is painted on recycled watercolour paper, and will be part of the Lennox Artspace "Resurrection Exhibition" held in mid September.

Mark's use of a Pthalo Blue, Forest Green & touch of Cadmium Yellow Light glaze over the middle of this piece; applied right at the end really gives it that super under-water dimension and depth.

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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