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Layering acrylics to paint a still life by Sandrine Pelissier on ARTiful,painting demos

Quiet in the Hallway, acrylic painting step by step tutorial

Quiet in the Hallway, acrylic painting step by step tutorial

charcoal drawing on canvas

I made the drawing using charcoal on my pre-gessoed canvas.

using acrylics like watercolor

I am working on the background with very diluted acrylics in citrus colors. I am diluting the paint in water so I can get some textures and drips.

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painting contrasting colors with acrylic

I am starting to paint the different elements with contrasting colors.

painting contrasting colors with acrylic

Working on the vase and flowers with contrasting bright colors.

acrylic painting techniques : layering colors

The vase will be whitish, so I under-paint in black.

acrylic painting techniques : layering colors

Starting to paint with local colors, in a semi translucent way, so the layers underneath will be still visible.

painting still life with acrylic

Working on the background wall

painting still life with acrylic

The elements are painted in local colors but the painting need more contrast and colors. So I am adding a few highlights in the contours with acrylic paint.

Comfortable at Home (Acrylic on canvas)

Quiet in the Hallway (Acrylic on canvas)