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Acrylics Anonymous, Issue #057 -- Soul Soothing Starts to 2017 Herein.
January 02, 2017

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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It's 2017!

It's All About The Light

Happy New Year to you and yours :)

We hope you enjoy this short video that is indeed, all about the light.

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Some of us go to crazy lengths to make up stupid New Year resolutions that we won’t keep for longer than a month. Losing weight, stopping drinking, giving up messenger, etc.

I propose that you make a New Year's resolution that you’ll stick to and enjoy - and that is… Go out in the world and find more stuff to paint, and then PAINT MORE STUFF!


2017 Workshops

Mark is keen to start workshops again in 2017. To ensure you get the latest information on all his workshops make sure you are subscribed to his workshops mailing list.

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Janet Knight - Artist

Next in our series of interviews with experts, the passionate and positive Janet Knight. Enjoy!

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30k+ Subscribers on Youtube!

For those of you who missed our last YT upload celebrating this milestone, here it is :)

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Every month, we choose an Artist from our forum to showcase.

You can even nominate someone if you like. (Or yourself!). To do this, check out the forum and then send us an email! It’s that easy.

This month we’re focussed on artist Teresa Super from St Albert in Alberta, Canada, with her painting, “Mountain Glow”. In keeping with our "calming" theme this month, we ease into 2017 with this calming, soothing piece. Well done Teresa!

Read more about Teresa's "Mountain Glow"

Stunningly beautiful, mesmerising, captivating. The traditional Japanese art of yosegi parquetry - reminds us that beautiful things take time to make. Amazing, inspiring, breathtaking.

Click here to be awed.

And this from Kokei Mikuni - another inspiring artist from Japan who will make you think he can commune with rocks. Meditative and beautiful, enjoy this one when you need a breather from the hecticness of life. Lessons in patience and solitude here.

Click here for some instant meditation.

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 painting comes from the lovely and talented Mia Briggs! I'm biased because we at Explore HQ also have a healthy affection for chickens, but I couldn't go past this work in coloured pencils by Mia.

From Mia:

I love coloured pencils, they are so creamy to work with. It's not my go to medium, my first love is acrylic paints - but I do love to draw.

I will often map in a picture, then the rest is I suppose just guess work experimenting with the colours. I just hope for the best waiting to see if it will work or not.

These Bantam Chooks were my little family for 3 months, following me around everywhere. I would spoil them with  scraps and they in turn would reward me with three fresh eggs every day. Millie the white one was unfortunately eaten by a massive python that managed to get into the cage, I'm glad I wasn't there to see that.

This drawing is a gift to the family for having me on their farm in the beautiful Northern NSW Hinterland. 💗

Thanks for sharing your work and story with us Mia :) How good are chickens!!

Hope you enjoyed this issue of Acrylics Anonymous!

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Until next time, make sure you chuck some paint around!

Cheers from Frankie & Mark :)

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