Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

Blending Atelier Interactive

In this how-to painting video, artists can learn blending and glazing tips and the differences between mediums such as Atelier Clear Painting Medium, Acrylic Glazing Liquid, Slow Medium and Thick Slow Mediums. Learn how to blend and work wet-in-wet using Atelier Interactive Acrylics, a water sprayer and the Unlocking Formula.

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At the 2013 Australian Art Expo in Sydney, leading artist Barry McCann shows off the power of Atelier Fast Medium/Fixer as the risk-free way to paint with acrylic paints by keeping the finished parts of the painting sealed from harm.

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

Using Atelier Interactive with Mitch Waite

In this video, learn how Mitch Waite uses Atelier Interactive acrylics to paint a landscape with a great compositional framework. Atelier Interactive is the only acrylic paint that lets artists over paint dry layers and blend colors for slow, wet-in-wet effects!

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Acclaimed Australian artist Lucy McCann recently demonstrated at the 2013 Australian Art Expo in Sydney. In this video, she creates an amazing crashing wave watercolour using Atelier Free Flow fluid artists' acryclic paints. The beauty of Atelier Free Flow is that it can be diluted to achieve a watercolour effect. For more information on Lucy McCann go to www.mccannfineart.net.au

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Here is an excerpt from a video taken of Barry and Lucy McCann demonstrating at the Art Scene winter school at the Stuart University in Bathurst during July 2013. Barry is demonstrating the virtues of Atelier Interactive and both Barry and Lucy make some interesting comments.

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

3 Zones of Atelier Interactive

In this painting video, Chroma's Resident Artist Jennifer VonStein illustrates the 3 Zones of Atelier Interactive Professional Artists' Acrylics. These methods use Fast Drying Techniques for over painting, Controlled Drying Techniques for blending, and Slow Drying Techniques for extended wet-in-wet painting.

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

Image Transfers

Image transfers made easy using photocopies and Atelier Binder Medium. Learn how to do this fun and easy painting technique that can be used for any mixed media, collage or Atelier Interactive or acrylic painting.

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

Glazing Techniques with Atelier Interactive

Glazing is a painting technique in which you apply a thin, transparent layer of paint on top of a dry layer resulting in a new or enhanced color. Instead of physically mixing colors together, such as blue and yellow to make green, you apply a transparent blue layer on top of the yellow paint layer to get green. What results is a stained glass, luminous effect - glazing provides a method of toning and enriching colors like no other.

Atelier Interactive presents some unique opportunities and challenges for artists when glazing or layering. Just about any Atelier medium that dries clear or translucent can be used for glazing, but the different viscosities and dry times produce different results. There are two ways to glaze and layer with Atelier Interactive - fast or slow -- and this is a personal choice that artists make.

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Graeme Stevenson from the Australian TV show Put Some Colour In Your Life demonstrates Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics.

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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

Basics of Varnishing

Varnishing . . . Why? What? When? How? What's the difference between water-based varnishes and solvent-based varnishes? Why should I cover my painting with an isolation coat? What's the difference between matte, satin and gloss varnishes?

For answers to these questions and others, please view Chroma's NEW Basics of Varnishing - Part 1 video featuring Chroma's Resident Artist, Jennifer VonStein! Learn how to successfully varnish any acrylic or oil painting.

This is the second video in the Basics of Varnishing series featuring Chroma's Resident Artist, Jennifer VonStein. Watch as she highlights key points of solvent-based varnishes and demonstrates how to seal your acrylic and oil paintings.

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