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How to Create Contemporary Acrylic Paintings

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Create a beautiful, bright and colorful paintings in acrylics

This course will introduce you to a contemporary approach to acrylics. 

The idea is to create representational paintings, but with a twist. Colors are brighter. Space is more two dimensional. There is a stronger graphic element to the paintings. 

You can use these paintings as they are. You can also scan them and turn them into posters, cards and other digital products. 

  1. You will learn how to paint these subjects and use acrylic color effectively.
  2. How to use brushwork,
  3. How to use a painting knife
  4. How to use composition for effect

Start to see your subject with a new perspective and start creating contemporary acrylic paintings with impact.

Join me today and lets begin

PS: Try the techniques out and share your painting images for feedback from me.


  • Welcome to Contemporary Acrylics
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Materials
  • Technique Examples
  • Technique Preparation
  • Contemporary lane
  • Autumn Tree Introduction
  • Acrylic Autumn Tree Part 1
  • Autumn Tree Part 2
  • Autumn Tree Part 3
  • Beach Scene Part 1
  • Beach Scene Part 2
  • Beach Scene Part 3
  • Conclusion

Taught by

Malcolm Dewey

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