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e-Video Painting Class - Beginner Technique - How to Create Dimension - Acrylic - with Artist Barbara Cassidy

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Using only two brushes and a few supplies, the emphasis is placed on learning the simple techniques like floating and layering to create depth and dimension.


How to Float Color with Acrylic


Side Load Float - Acrylic Painting Technique 

  • Using only two brushes and a few simple supplies, the emphasis of this technique class is placed on learning the acrylic painting technique of floating color. This painting technique is often referred to as sideloading which means that the paint is applied in a gradation by using the side of the brush.
  • This is a technique used to create basic separation between objects and create simple body shadows to create dimension for an object.  
  • All skill levels are welcome to paint a simple painting that reinforces an important skill for Decorative Painting Compositions. 

How is this online class taught?

This technique class is taught with multiple videos and text lessons. Instructor feedback is available at any time.  Using an architectural painting, the instructor will teach the student how to float around different perspectives, lines and structures that will build confidence and technique. Instructor Barbara Cassidy says, "I thought this would be a different style of painting to learn a few simple, but important techniques for the new Decorative Painter."

Incorrect Sideloading can lead to messy and untidy work which leads to frustration. Allow Barbara Cassidy to teach you her step by step method for successful floated color. Create soft gradations of transparent layered color to give your paintings added dimension and rich color. 
Register today for this excellent workshop and learn the correct way to master this fundamental painting skill. By learning the correct way to hold the brush, control the amount of paint and water, decorative painters who paint with acrylics can vastly improve their overall techniques and be proud of the final product.

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  • 5
    Exactly the class I needed.

    Posted by happy student. on 24th Jun 2012

    I have struggled with sideloading for so long. Your explanations and demosnstrations showed me how to use this technique. Thank you for a great class. You are a very good teacher too.

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