How to Paint a Simple Background | Acrylic Painting

How to Paint a Simple Background | Acrylic Painting


How to Paint with Acrylic Paint: Painting
a Simple Background Hi, I’m Linda. I created a company called Paint Along. Check us out at paintalongnyc.com. We have really fun painting workshops in Nashville
and New York. I want to show you how to do a simple background. Now sometimes it’s hard to get the background
down just because the colors of the paint that we’re using they will leave streaks and
strokes where the brushes have gone. So I’m going to try to help explain a little
bit about how to do that and get a nice solid background. Then we might take it a step further and do
something fun with it. So I’m going to start off with this red paint. I’m using a very large brush and I’m just
going to get the paint onto the canvas first. So the key to using the big brush is that
you can get the paint down quickly without it drying and then we can work on the brush
strokes with a different brush. I’m just going to take my brush and go across. I’m not pushing very hard. I’m just touching it very lightly with the
ends of the brush so that the paint is smoothing out. So that’s your simple background. If you want to take it another step further,
you can add more color just to give it a little bit more interest. And I’m going to take some white paint and
I’m going to blend it into this red that’s wet and it’s going to start turning a really
nice pink color. I’m just going to work the paint back and
forth to give it a modeled background. Going to make this really smooth and blended. I’m going to wipe the paint that’s on my brush
onto my paper towel here. And this is a little bit warmer. It’s like an orange red. I’m going to add that into the canvas in this
top corner. Once again if I want to lighten it I can add
a little bit of white. And then that gives me another tone of red. I’m just going to continue to work myself
my way around the canvas here blending these paints together and smoothing them out. And that’s one way to spice up your solid
background.

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