Painting Together with Acrylics, Episode 6: Realistic Textures

Painting Together with Acrylics, Episode 6

This episode is Part of the Painting Together with Acrylics live video series – learn more here

Painting realistic textures that fool the eye is easier than it looks and I’m going to show you how I do it!  We will magnify an antique door and see how closely focusing on a simple object can be a surprising place to learn about texture. Join me, Gigi Chen, and fellow artists from around the world as we embark on this acrylic painting adventure together.

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  • How to paint realistic textures
  • Basic acrylic painting techniques
  • How to mix acrylic paints

How does this work? Join me live on Thursdays at 3PM Eastern and I’ll lead you through a finished painting. Follow along if you’d like or watch the video and paint along at your own pace. You’ll find the materials below. When you’re done, visit and share your work!

I’ll start with a drawing already transferred to a panel. To learn how this happens, watch this video:

You’ll Need this reference image to paint along with me:
Ehud Neuhaus

I’ll be using:

Acrylic Paints: Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Bright Aqua Green

Brushes: A variety of small rounds and flats

Surfaces: 5×7 or 8×10 panel

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