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Levelling Up - Skies in Acrylic

Jamie Sugg demonstrates a spectacular trio of progressively more challenging skies, the written tutorial can be found on page 48 of the Winter 23/24 issue of Paint & Create.

Acrylic paints are a versatile medium; they can be used thickly like oil paints or thinned with water to behave like watercolours. They are wonderful for beginners as mistakes are easily corrected by painting directly over the top of previous layers, and they can be painted using brushes or palette knives, or both. You can paint on paper, card, wood, canvas boards or stretched canvas. For these paintings, you will use palette knives to create vibrant, atmospheric skies. You can work with the canvas lying flat, at a slight angle or placed on an easel.

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