Advanced Acrylic Painting
Intermediate | 2 hours 14 min
Artist, illustrator, and instructor Jon Stich spent years developing his signature style. In this class, cover the fundamentals of acrylic painting before moving on to more advanced techniques in order to find your own. First, make representational paintings by finding midtones, light tones, and dark tones. You’ll work with a limited palette and mix colors to paint a still life, a monochromatic portrait, and finally, a color portrait. By following Jon’s clear and concise methods, along with his friendly insight and patient instruction, you’ll find a new way to both see and craft color, leading to thoughtfully-assembled portraits.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Golden Heavy Body 5 oz tube titanium white
  • Golden Heavy Body 5 oz tube Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Golden Heavy body 5 oz Tube Naphthol Red Light
  • Golden Heavy Body 5 oz tube Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
  • Masterson Palette Sta-Wet Premier: 12x16 size (palette= palette paper, felt, tray with lid)
  • Golden brand Retarder 4oz
  • Princeton brush sizes Flat 16, Filbert 8, Flat or Bright 6, Round 4 (Jon uses a mix of Princeton brushes: Ashley 5200 series, Umbria 6200 series, and Aspen 6500 series)
  • Raphael Kolinsky 8404 series brushes size 2 and 4
  • 5 sheets 9x12 Bristol Vellum Paper
  • Rag
  • Jar of water
  • Apron
Learn how to:
  • Paint using a limited palette of 4 colors in acrylic paint
  • Keep acrylic paint wet and workable
  • Mix colors using primaries
  • Find a midtone, light tone, and dark tone in a reference photo
  • Establish values in your painting

What you'll get:
  • Detailed lesson how to paint a still life and portraits with acrylic paint
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Jon Stich
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Rishi Kaneria
I just love Jon Stich’s style and this was a great peak into his process. He’s a great teacher!
More than 3 months ago
Marie Jerred
3 colors and white, values. He makes it look easy
More than 3 months ago
alison fooks
great information about layering and moving all around an image with each colour not just working in one area. very informative and great instruction.
More than 3 months ago