3. Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques

Just a note to start:  A couple of these techniques may look and/or sound the same – such as what you may have learned in your basic 32 day course, but they are immensely different in what they do and achieve for you.   The Creative Knife Technique, for instance, is extremely powerful and rarely taught. 

Similarly, a basic technique such as Blending, which is commonly taught, plays a vastly different role when used in advanced painting, giving you boosted powers at your fingertips to get what you want on canvas.

Techniques for advanced painting:
  • Dagger Stroke
  • Blending
  • Painting Knife
  • Caress Stroke
  • Transparent Glazing
  • Opaque Glazing
  • Creative Knife
  • Scumbling
  • Wiping Off
  • Creative Rag
  • Liner Stroke
  • Scribble Stroke
Techniques Introduction
These techniques are your painting tools.  Without tools you cannot paint to your potential.  Poor technique is guaranteed to give you frustration and threatens to stop you painting altogether.  If you are struggling on you will be well aware of this, and the wastage of time and money.  Thankfully, you’ve found us and we can assist you.
Learning advanced technique is easy, and practicing them with your painting is exhilarating and rewarding.   You can make a dramatic change to your painting immediately, and yet you’ll still be excited about what you can paint in two decades’ time, because learning advanced technique opens us to our higher imagination as well, bit by bit, with each painting we accomplish. The more we do, the more we see or envision, so we do more.. and envision more!  Each step of the way the techniques have enabled us to do and see.

6 thoughts on “3. Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques

  1. Inge says:

    Hi Leonie. I emailed you a few times last year. I live in Richards Bay, KZN and would love to attend one of your workshops. I am very interested in the advanced painting techniques…

    I would appreciate it if you could please let me know when these workshops will be running and what the cost will be.

    Thank you
    Inge du Preez

    1. Hi Inge
      At the moment Im not doing any workshops. Only art classes. Some people come for a week and then I do a workshop with them in the class.

      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Art class answers and details:
      Please follow these links. They will give you a detailed explanation on what you need regarding:

      How and when do I start?
      Prospective students can start at any time within the year, as each student gets treated and taught on an individual basis. http://www.lifeartschool.co.za/
       

      What will I learn?
      Have you ever felt the desire to express yourself, but have been held back by lack of time, knowledge and professional advice?
      This is your chance to have the help and know-how of a professional artist who will help you to attain your dream of being creative.
      The quality and standard of the work is very high. Amazingly so as almost all the students came with no previous history of drawing or painting.
      Various Art Courses Offered:
      The aim of the art courses is for participants to immerse themselves in the process of painting & drawing to discover a personal interpretation of color, application of marks, surface texture and balance.
      1. Learn to Paint in 32 days
      2. Painting Portraits like the Old Masters
      3. Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques
      ○ (Did you know that different ways of holding your brush influence your painting style?) http://lifeartschool.co.za/book-of-art/art-books/the-book/people-often-ask-why-do-i-need-to-draw-before-i-can-paint-why-cant-i-just-start-painting/
      4. Learn to Paint Abstracts
      ○ (Did you know that good Abstract Art is based in traditional painting principles?)

      Who can do this:·
      • Suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
      • Explore the artist within you with acrylics and oils.
      • Meet like-minded people and make new friends.
      • Benefit from personal coaching and tuition of Leonie.e.Brown.
      • Beautiful historical 300 year old Cape Dutch Chapel and Art studio with lots of light and space.
      • Come home refreshed, relaxed and inspired.
      • Amaze yourself and your friends with your own unique paintings
      • All you have to bring is a yourself, an apron and a big smile! 

      When, where and how much?
      Monday Night Friday Mornings Selected Saturday Mornings 
      6- 9pm 9.30am – 12.30pm 9.30am – 12.30pm
      The Chapel Gallery The Chapel Gallery The Chapel Gallery
      Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville
      R920 for 4 lessons R920 for 4 lessons R460 for 2 lessons
       

       Art Workshops:
      From art workshops to custom-designed courses, at LifeART Studio you’ll find something to satisfy your creative urge. Artist Leonie.e.Brown (based in Cape Town) offers courses on different painting techniques and styles.

      What Materials should I get?
      http://lifeartschool.co.za/what-do-i-need-for-my-first-class/

      Products are available at:
      Creative Arts Shop:
      • 5% discount for LifeART students
      • 44 Oxford Street, Durbanville
      • Phone:021 975 5373
      Shop Art Attack:
      • 5% discount for LifeART students
      • FREE delivery of products
      • 1/1, High Street Shopping Village, High Street, Rosenpark, Cape Town, 7550
      • Phone:021 914 1263

      Leonie is an award winning artist and teacher. To read more about her or see her art go to http://www.lifeart.co.za

      Reservations:
      * Early booking is essential.
      * Leonie on 082 4498475  or leonie@lifeart.co.za
      Payments:
      1. Initial payment of non-refundable R230.00 is to secure your booking.
      2. As soon as you have joined the first class, you pay the difference for the month ie: R915 – R230 = R685
      3. Thereafter you pay as per your invoice, the last week of every month for the next month.
      4. NO weekly payments
      5. NO pay as you come per lesson.

      To secure your booking:
      Please deposit a non-refundable amount of R220.00 to secure your booking
      ABSA Cheque Account
      LifeART School
      Tableview Branch # 632005
      4058601074

      Please read the terms and conditions
      ○ NO weekly payments allowed.
      ○ No pay as you come per lesson.
      Selected text

      ….and after all of the above….
      Looking forward to seeing you!
      Leonie

  2. Lonwabo Matthew Baliso says:

    Hi I am Lonwabo Baliso I am interested in to doing advanced painting when does the course starts and the fees for the course

    1. Hi there
      You can start at any time. Please email ,e on: leonie@lifeart.co.za

  3. Charmaine says:

    Hi there,
    I am very interested in your art courses (advance painting & learn to paint abstract). Do you have a schedule of courses for 2017?
    Thanks!
    Charmaine

    1. You can start at any time
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Art class answers and details:
      Please follow these links. They will give you a detailed explanation on what you need regarding:

      How and when do I start?
      Prospective students can start at any time within the year, as each student gets treated and taught on an individual basis. http://www.lifeartschool.co.za/
       

      What will I learn?
      Have you ever felt the desire to express yourself, but have been held back by lack of time, knowledge and professional advice?
      This is your chance to have the help and know-how of a professional artist who will help you to attain your dream of being creative.
      The quality and standard of the work is very high. Amazingly so as almost all the students came with no previous history of drawing or painting.
      Various Art Courses Offered:
      The aim of the art courses is for participants to immerse themselves in the process of painting & drawing to discover a personal interpretation of color, application of marks, surface texture and balance.
      1. Learn to Paint in 32 days
      2. Painting Portraits like the Old Masters
      3. Advanced Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques
      ○ (Did you know that different ways of holding your brush influence your painting style?) http://lifeartschool.co.za/book-of-art/art-books/the-book/people-often-ask-why-do-i-need-to-draw-before-i-can-paint-why-cant-i-just-start-painting/
      4. Learn to Paint Abstracts
      ○ (Did you know that good Abstract Art is based in traditional painting principles?)

      Who can do this:·
      • Suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
      • Explore the artist within you with acrylics and oils.
      • Meet like-minded people and make new friends.
      • Benefit from personal coaching and tuition of Leonie.e.Brown.
      • Beautiful historical 300 year old Cape Dutch Chapel and Art studio with lots of light and space.
      • Come home refreshed, relaxed and inspired.
      • Amaze yourself and your friends with your own unique paintings
      • All you have to bring is a yourself, an apron and a big smile! 

      When, where and how much?
      Monday Night Friday Mornings Selected Saturday Mornings 
      6- 9pm 9.30am – 12.30pm 9.30am – 12.30pm
      The Chapel Gallery The Chapel Gallery The Chapel Gallery
      Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville
      R920 for 4 lessons R920 for 4 lessons R460 for 2 lessons
       

       Art Workshops:
      From art workshops to custom-designed courses, at LifeART Studio you’ll find something to satisfy your creative urge. Artist Leonie.e.Brown (based in Cape Town) offers courses on different painting techniques and styles.

      What Materials should I get?
      http://lifeartschool.co.za/what-do-i-need-for-my-first-class/

      Products are available at:
      Creative Arts Shop:
      • 5% discount for LifeART students
      • 44 Oxford Street, Durbanville
      • Phone:021 975 5373
      Shop Art Attack:
      • 5% discount for LifeART students
      • FREE delivery of products
      • 1/1, High Street Shopping Village, High Street, Rosenpark, Cape Town, 7550
      • Phone:021 914 1263

      Leonie is an award winning artist and teacher. To read more about her or see her art go to http://www.lifeart.co.za

      Reservations:
      * Early booking is essential.
      * Leonie on 082 4498475  or leonie@lifeart.co.za
      Payments:
      1. Initial payment of non-refundable R230.00 is to secure your booking.
      2. As soon as you have joined the first class, you pay the difference for the month ie: R915 – R230 = R685
      3. Thereafter you pay as per your invoice, the last week of every month for the next month.
      4. NO weekly payments
      5. NO pay as you come per lesson.

      To secure your booking:
      Please deposit a non-refundable amount of R220.00 to secure your booking
      ABSA Cheque Account
      LifeART School
      Tableview Branch # 632005
      4058601074

      Please read the terms and conditions
      ○ NO weekly payments allowed.
      ○ No pay as you come per lesson.
      Selected text

      ….and after all of the above….
      Looking forward to seeing you!
      Leonie

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