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Comfortable at Home, acrylic paint and oil pastels painting tutorial

Layering acrylics and pastels by Sandrine Pelissier on ARTiful, painting demos
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Comfortable at Home, acrylic paint and oil pastels painting tutorial

This interior scene has been painted by layering acrylics and pastels, here are the steps I took:

Comfortable at Home, acrylic paint and oil pastels tutorial

drawing on the canvas with the help of a grid.

I transferred my drawing to the canvas using a grid technique.

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Painting under layers with contrasting colors in acrylic.

interior art painting tutorial

Adding more contrasting colors and contouring in acrylic

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Amsterdam Expert Series Acrylic Sets

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painting acrylic contrasting colors

Because acrylic is somewhat transparent, the layers I am painting now will be somewhat visible underneath the final layer of local color, they will also show along the edges.

glazing acrylic mixed with medium

Then I am painting the final layers with colors that are closer to what I have on my reference picture.

glazing acrylic mixed with medium

Adding more local and realistic colors

watered down acrylic paint

I am adding some white acrylic diluted in water that will make textures on the surface

oil pastels over acrylic

Adding some touches of bright colors with acrylics (using brushes and fingers ) and contouring with oil pastels.

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Holbein Academic Oil Pastel Sets

These superior student grade oil pastels feature smooth, even pigmentation and no hard spots or bubbles. They handle, blend, and clean easily. Holbein Academic pastels can be used on virtually any surface. Ideal for quick sketching and student use.

acrylic paint and oil pastels painting tutorial

The finished painting: Comfortable at home 

 

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  5. So cool that there is all that color underneath. These acrylics you bring forth are so interseting in shape and light. Thank-you for sharing your process.

    1. Thanks Leslie 🙂

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