In this time-lapse painting lesson, I’m going to show you how I layer my paint to create a realistic looking Peacock. I’m going to show you the trick to make the feathers look iridescent/shimmery. Knowing which layers to apply first will make all the difference in your own paintings! Learn acrylic painting tips and techniques to use in your own artwork and how I varnish my acrylic paintings!


Supplies used: (amazon affiliate links)
? Fredrix Convexo Canvas (mine is the 16″, the link is for a smaller size because that’s all I could find on amazon)
? Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints
? Liquitex Gesso
? Holbein Airbrush Paints
? Water Well (to clean the brushes)
? Palette
? Tracing Paper
? Transfer Paper
? Art Stylus
? Iwata Neo Gravity Feed Airbrush
? Air Compressor
? Liquitex Gloss Varnish
? Kamar Varnish

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