Push, Cross Over, and 20 Times.

From a beautifull Gretchen Cagle design.

If you know what that means then you have learned about side loading your brush from me either at one of my studio classes or one of my online classes.

And, you have improved your side loading and floating. Once you have the hang of side loading correctly it’s such an easy and convenient technique for adding volume and depth to your designs.  And quick.

So many painters moan and groan when you mention side loading that I realized that it was just not being taught in a logical manner so that they understood the technique.

My students asked such good questions about why my SL technique was successful that I had to really think about what I was doing that worked. And I did. When my students use the technique correctly they are successful also. That doesn’t mean that we don’t get lazy some times and get sloppy. But cleaning up the technique will bring us right back.

Here is an example of floating glazes with a SL that I painted from a beautiful Gretchen Cagle design.

From a beautifull Gretchen Cagle design.

From a beautiful Gretchen Cagle design.

If you would like to find out about my technique for SL to learn or improve your technique, you’ll find my Mastering Decorative Painting Basics #2 video class on Creative Workshops where I break it down in a step by step manner for you.  I’ll be glad to demonstrate as many times as you would like. And then it’s just practice.

Remember push, cross over, and blend 20 times.

Good SL to you!

Liz

How’s Your Side Loading?

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2016 is here and we are getting back to our painting now that the festivities are enjoyed for another year.  I don’t usually make resolutions at the beginning of the year but I do have some goals that I work toward. These usually include refreshing my creative techniques and learning something new.

One of my goals for this year is to work on creating more painting videos. I teach weekly classes and workshops in my studio in Raleigh and also in Cary, but with the internet and social media available there is the opportunity to teach beyond my local area. So if you can’t come to me, let me come to you.

Mastering Decorative Painting Basics part 3

Mastering Decorative Painting Basics side loading

How is your side loading? On Creative Workshops I have the Mastering Decorative Painting series.  The second video in the series is all about side loading.  It is an excellent, stand alone guide for those of you who want to improve your side loading or have had difficulty with side loading. You will learn easy to follow steps that lead to successful side loading. I’ll teach my step by step method for side loading your flat brush to smoothly and effectively shade or highlight the elements of your design. We’ll also explore the art theory for creating volume within the elements of your design. Follow the above link to register.

Summer Romance

Summer Romance

 

 

Also, Session 3 of the Acrylic Painting Club is getting ready to start. You can still get in on the beginning and paint my Summer Romance.  Just use my link to Register now! and give me credit for your interest.

You have a full year from the time the video posts to enjoy and review the classes.

And the best thing about the videos are, you can have me repeat anything on the video as many time as you would like just by rewinding.

And the best thing about the videos are, you can have me repeat anything on the video as many time as you would like just by rewinding.

And the best thing about the videos are, you can have me repeat anything on the video as many time as you would like just by rewinding.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Liz