Blog - Beyond the Easel

Learning To Paint - Embracing the Struggle.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to painting, there are experiences that we all have in common. One painting can be incredibly fun and gratifying, but the next a complete struggle. In this article I share some of the concepts that have given me clarity and a healthy perspective...

How To Make Large Acrylic Paintings: From Raw Materials To Final Clearcoats

In-depth tutorial demonstrating one approach to building large panels and how to paint an acrylic picture on them. This includes the entire process with pictures; what materials to purchase, prices, tools to use, step by step construction, AND the painting process including subject matter, design, undercoating, drawing, blocking in, refining, and finishing touches.