Acrylic Ink Painting: Playing with Light and Shadow
Intermediate | 56 min 12 sec
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Learn how to translate photos into gestural paintings that capture the memory of the moment better than a photograph. Painter, Fullbright fellow and world traveler, Missy Dunaway, will walk you through her process of painting with acrylic inks in Moleskine journals. In this class, she uses an impressionistic approach to create a daylight landscape, adding shadowy details for interest. You’ll learn how to create your very own original painting in layers, mixing color on the page and using evocative brushwork to bring the painting to life. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Source photograph with areas of contrast
  • Moleskin Sketchbook "Classic" - large size (do not use a watercolor sketchbook)
  • Acrylic ink in a variety of colors; Missy uses F&W brand in the following colors: Indigo, Rowney Blue, Process Cyan, Turquoise, Crimson, Flame Red, Scarlet, Process Magenta, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Dark Green, Burnt Umber, Two whites
  • Kolinsky Sable Round Brushes (Winsor & Newton or Raphael brand) or synthetic equivalent in sizes 2 - 10
  • Cotton rag
  • Two jars water
  • Nib pen with globe nib (optional)
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Learn how to:
  • Work with acrylic ink out of the jar
  • Break down compositions into masses of color
  • Paint a daytime landscape with shadowy aspects
  • Work in layers, painting lights on top of darks
  • Apply Impressionistic color theory
  • Mix ink on the page
  • Work quickly, letting go of perfection and working with mistakes

What You’ll Get:
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to paint with acrylic inks to create a daytime scene with lots of shadows
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Expert instruction from Missy Dunaway
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Susan Tipton
Please have Missy come back for another class!
November 23, 2022
Tricia Osborne
This was inspiring. I especially appreciated seeing other examples from her sketchbooks.
November 8, 2022
Julia B
Missy is a beautiful artist and an excellent teacher. I highly recommend this class.
November 6, 2022