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Acrylic Painting Techniques: Painting Without an Artist's Palette

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Straight from Brush onto Canvas
Acrylic Painting Techniques: Painting Without an Artist's Palette

Experience will teach you how hard to push the brush against the canvas.

Image: © 2006 Marion Boddy-Evans. Licensed to About.com, Inc.

I always keep a cloth to hand so that I can wipe off excess paint if I need to, but experience has taught me how hard to push the brush against the canvas for what I have in mind (as well as how much paint to put on the brush in the first place).

In this painting I'm using the quinacridone gold to glaze over the cadmium orange ground as the beginnings of a foreground in a landscape painting (based loosely on this reference photo).

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