New! Floral Still Life Acrylic Painting Course is now Available!

by Will Kemp

in acrylic painting, painting

Morning Class!

The new Floral Still Life Acrylic Painting Course is now available!

I’ve developed this course to show you how you can transfer the feeling of simplicity and light into a studio floral still life by the arrangement of colours, composition and tonal value range.

Taking classical painting techniques to build up an indirect painting in acrylics you’ll create a more contemporary still life painting that allows you to use a light modern palette and still see good three-dimensional form.

Cheers,
Will

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Constantin September 18, 2017

Do you have any plans on developing a Watercolor for Beginners course? :)

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Will Kemp September 18, 2017

Hi Constantin, nice to hear from you, I haven’t got any plans for a beginners watercolour course at the moment, but good to know it would be of interest. I do a few watercolour sketches on the landscape sketching and urban sketching courses using brush pens and watercolour pans you might find of interest, mostly they are a combination of pen and wash, similar to this tutorial.
Cheers,
Will

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Constantin September 25, 2017

Understood. I’m going to take the two courses you recommended. Who knows, by the time I finish them, maybe more people will try to persuade you to consider creating a watercolor course :) Thank you so much for your courses!

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Will Kemp September 25, 2017

Ha, ha, really hope you enjoy the courses Constantin.
Will

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Lauren September 18, 2017

Such perfect timing- it’s just the type of technique I was looking to brush up on! Just bought the course and I look forward to working my way through the lessons! And it’s exactly what I needed- I’ve been working exclusively with a couple different sizes of filbert brushes, I feel like it’s holding me back by not learning to use the other brush styles.

My thanks! Truly enjoy your site and your courses- best out there, BY FAR!

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Will Kemp September 18, 2017

Hey Lauren, that’s great to hear! thanks very much. Those filberts can work a treat, really hope you enjoy the new course and thanks for your kind words on the lessons, can’t wait to see how your peonies turnout.
Cheers,
Will

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Sabine September 20, 2017

Hi Will,

I’ve just bought the course. And can’t wait to get started.

I’m wondering whether I could also just paint it on acrylic paper to have it framed just the way It’s done on the wall behind you. Is that also 30 x 30 in size?

Thanks. Love this course!

Sabine

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Will Kemp September 20, 2017

Thanks Sabine, really pleased you’ve been enjoying the course. Yes, you could paint onto acrylic paper and mount within a frame. The canvas size is 30 x 30cm. Hope your paintings goes well.
Cheers,
Will

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Marcia October 2, 2017

Hi Will,
I just finished this floral still life course — fascinating and very well done. I like how you’ve framed the finished piece — can you tell us about that? Since it was done on deep stretched canvas, I’m assuming that’s a linen liner and not a mat? And if you use a linen liner on an acrylic painting, would you use glass? I don’t want the reflection of glass to spoil the enjoyment of really being able to study the finished framed painting. Thanks, love watching you paint.
Marcia

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Will Kemp October 3, 2017

Hi Marcia, really pleased you enjoyed the course!
I wouldn’t use glass on the framed canvas but I would varnish to protect the surface and even the sheen. The canvas was ‘float mounted’ (or float-framed) so the edge of the canvas is still visible, I’ll often have a small 5mm gap, but in this case it was framed close to the canvas.
Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Will

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Marcia October 3, 2017

Thanks Will, very helpful. In the introductions where you are standing in front of the framed painting, it looks like there is a white mat all the way around the painting before the white frame. Is that part of the frame? That’s what I thought was a liner. I like the white separation between the painting and where the frame comes forward and I can’t tell what that white area is — are you saying that’s not a mat or a liner, but is part of the frame itself? I’m having trouble learning how to frame my acrylic paintings well.

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Will Kemp October 5, 2017

Hi Marcia, the white area is not a linen liner, but part of the frame I have made bespoke for me. You could equally create this look with a white inlay mountboard that’s then attached to an outer frame for the same aesthetic.
Cheers,
Will

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Janet October 5, 2017

Hi Will
I have followed your free online tutorials for a couple of years and have had some success. My husband decided to buy me this floral course and I have just finished the painting and I have to say it was such a lovely experience to go through the whole process with instruction along the way. I am very pleased with the results and I’m inspired to take on new challenges. I would say that this course helps to free up one’s style to paint more loosely which I have struggled to get away from and often my style can look a bit cartoon like. I’m currently trying my hand at oils and some portraiture and hope to be able to start another course soon.
Jan

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Will Kemp October 6, 2017

Hi Janet, great to hear from you and so pleased you’ve been enjoying the new still life painting. Glad that you’re feeling inspired to tackle your own subjects and develop a more realistic style using methods from the course. Enjoy your oil studies!
Cheers,
Will

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