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Are there any painters around here? Artsy-type, not body-type. One of my classes is a design class and it involves having to do a painting (acrylic) each week. First one is due Tuesday.

Should I mention that I'm not a very good painter?

Anyway, professor wants everything nice and smooth...like a silk screen...no brush marks.
Any tips from the peanut gallery? I'm about halfway thru this one and can't seem to get a grip on the no brush mark thing.

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If you don't use a brush, technicaly a stick or finger wont leave "brush marks"... Think outside the box!
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Re: Painting help

Here's my wife, the art teacher...

You can thin your acrylics with some 'matte medium', sold for that purpose in the acrylic paint aisle of the art supply store! Other than that, try using a flat (rather than round) brush. Synthetic or even a water color brush would be smoother than bristle. Good luck!

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You can thin your acrylics with some 'matte medium', sold for that purpose in the acrylic paint aisle of the art supply store! Other than that, try using a flat (rather than round) brush. Synthetic or even a water color brush would be smoother than bristle. Good luck!
Thank you! I'll give that a shot on the next one.

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I did that....and was warned to not use too much water....unfortunately, "too much water" was never defined.

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I did that....and was warned to not use too much water....unfortunately, "too much water" was never defined.
Sounds like you just defined it, so use less next time
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Sounds like you just defined it, so use less next time
Well now, there in lies the problem....since it didn't work did I use too much or not enough?

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Well now, there in lies the problem....since it didn't work did I use too much or not enough?
You really don't want to use water to thin your acrylic paint. Dulls the color among other things. Use a good acrylic medium and experiment with amounts to get that "brushstroke" look eliminated. Sounds like the instructor is going for a "watercolor" style using acrylics. My wife used to paint this way and was a gallery artist for years. On the other hand, it's been my experience that instructors are never easily understood or pleased. I found distracting them with Hershey bars and questions like..."So who had the greatest influence on your decision to focus on art?"--- literature, quantum mechanics, animal husbandry, soft porn...etc. Keeps them talking for hours if you do it right.

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You really don't want to use water to thin your acrylic paint. Dulls the color among other things. Use a good acrylic medium and experiment with amounts to get that "brushstroke" look eliminated. Sounds like the instructor is going for a "watercolor" style using acrylics. My wife used to paint this way and was a gallery artist for years. On the other hand, it's been my experience that instructors are never easily understood or pleased. I found distracting them with Hershey bars and questions like..."So who had the greatest influence on your decision to focus on art?"--- literature, quantum mechanics, animal husbandry, soft porn...etc. Keeps them talking for hours if you do it right.


No, he doesn't instruct all that well. He does a good job of telling us what he wants the finished product to look like...just not hot to achieve it.

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No, he doesn't instruct all that well. He does a good job of telling us what he wants the finished product to look like...just not hot to achieve it.
Maybe that's how he is preparing you for an exciting career in the creative arts. My wife and I are in this field. She has been a gallery artist for twenty-five years. I can tell you that the majority of people out there are unable to communicate what they want, only what they don't want. I have a feeling it is the same in many fields. The biggest struggle with a commission is determining what the client has in their head...if anything.

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Maybe that's how he is preparing you for an exciting career in the creative arts. My wife and I are in this field. She has been a gallery artist for twenty-five years. I can tell you that the majority of people out there are unable to communicate what they want, only what they don't want. I have a feeling it is the same in many fields. The biggest struggle with a commission is determining what the client has in their head...if anything.
I guess I understand the concept but I have no intention or desire of becoming a painter. This is a Fundamental of Designs class....oh well. At least I know who to ask for tips now.

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