Patreon – Peacock

Acrylic Painting Lesson

The techniques I’m using for the peacock are basically the same as how I would paint this in oils, making sure to let it dry between layers.

Supplies used: Fredrix Convexo Canvas – round, Liquitex Gesso, Liquitex Basics – titanium white, unbleached titanium white, mars black, pthalo blue, pthalo green, bright aqua green, brilliant yellow green, green light, cadmium red light hue (which I call orange), deep violet, dioxazine purple, red oxide, Tracing and transfer paper (loew cornell for the white transfer paper)

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How to use a liner brush:

Bokeh background in acrylics with no airbrush:

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Copyright Info

I am always happy to have you copy my work for your own practice. Be aware of what reference photo I used, sometimes (as in this case) you will need to purchase the photo from the photographer to use even for practice. As a general rule, you can not copy my work and make prints/sell that work. I retain copyright of the work I complete.

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