Small Glass Acrylic Study Course is Live!


New Small Glass Study Acrylic Video Course

Merry Christmas class!

The new mini-course where I paint a coloured glass and festive oranges is now available! Whoo ho! ho! ho!

It’s the perfect addition to the Masterclass Acrylics Course or a great little introduction to the more complex subject of reflections and glass.

If you have ever tried to paint glass and it looked flat and unconvincing or ended up with super bright white highlights that look stuck on, then you may be interested in discovering how to achieve a lifelike glass effect with acrylics – yet still keeping a painterly feel.

3 Downloadable Video Lessons  –  1 Small Glass Study

Over 1 1/2 hours of video instruction, alongside a Quick Start PDF guide and Downloadable images of each stage of the process, which includes your materials lists and tools of the trade.

The lessons are available online to download so you have access to the course forever.

The course is now available, you can learn more and join the course by just clicking this link

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Creative Year



This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Nancy

    Merry Christmas Will~! Thank you for the wonderful gift of more art instruction! I have enjoyed both the free videos and your full courses. I really feel that “click” moment happened a few months ago where I’m really beginning to understand how to paint, in both color mixing and application of the paint – I’ve stopped being “so precious about it” and just jumping in there to experiment, paint and learn. So awesomely liberating. May your new year be bright and brilliant, with many happy brews, biscuits, and teas in your future!

    1. Will Kemp

      Hi Nancy,

      Thanks so much for your kind words and wishes of brews, biscuits and teas! what more could I want in the New Year! so pleased you’ve found the courses have helped you to loosen up in your painting and enjoy the process of creating as much as the finished results.

      Hope you and your family are having a fab festive season.



  2. Katie

    Happy Holidays, Will!

    I just ordered your new small glass study course — thanks for another wonderful learning/training opportunity. I also just finished your oil course, and like all of your courses, it was fantastic.

    I hope that 2014 brings much happiness, health, and joy to you and Vanessa! And thank you again for sharing your training, talent, and creative spirit with all of us.

    Sincere Regards,

    P.S. I’m really enjoying the M. Graham oils! The M. Graham watercolors are also wonderful — highly pigmented and intense colors.

    1. Will Kemp

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks for your holiday wishes and for investing in the new course, much appreciated.
      So pleased you are enjoying working with the M Graham oils, they’re lovely paints.

      Have a great festive period and here’s to a fab New Year!



  3. Yvonne


    I’ve been on vacation for 2 weeks over the holidays and have making use of my spare time by viewing and reading on your site and then a little experimentation. Thank you so much for the tips.

    A question I have is that I have received many blank canvases as presents. Too many due to my day job! What is critical to storage temperature? I now have them in the garage but its about 10 degree F in there and the basement is around 50 degrees F. No I’m not in the North Pole but in New England so similar :-)


    1. Will Kemp

      Hi Yvonne,

      Nice to hear from you and pleased you’ve been enjoying exploring the site. Most wooden stretcher bars will have slight movement depending on the storage temperature, its usually most noticeable between hot and cold climates, or a rapid change in temperature within 24 hrs.

      The main two things that can damage existing paintings are rapid changed in:
      1. temperature
      2. humidity

      If the temperature is within a 20 degree F. range within a 24 hour period its pretty stable, but if, for instance, a storage area like a garage or attic where the temperature drops to 40 degrees at night and goes up to 80 degrees during the day is a very poor environment.

      What happens is that the wood in the stretcher bars are expanding and contracting in those temperature fluctuations.

      Paintings kept in temperatures like 55 – 65 degrees are usually pretty good.

      p.s. This is why there are small wooden ‘keys’ on the back of canvas stretchers. So if there is any movement (and the canvas slackens) you can tap in the keys with a hammer and it will stretch out the stretcher bars and re-tighten the canvas.

      Hope this helps,


  4. Jan

    Hi Will. Thank you so much for the wealth of information on your website. I’ve puchased both the Masterclass course and the Small Glass study and am enjoying them both immensely. In the Small glass study course you show some other still life paintings that you’ve done which are quite beautiful. Are you planning on putting them on your website? I’d love to try to paint them as well. Please let me know. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year. Best Regards.

    1. Will Kemp

      You’re welcome Jan, so pleased you’ve been enjoying the courses. The other paintings on the course where commissions so weren’t painted as tutorials but should be an updated still life course coming in 2015.

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