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Setting The Mood Artist Workshop with Stephen Lursen

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Setting The Mood Artist Workshop with Stephen Lursen

Setting the Mood: Artist Workshop with Stephen Lursen (October 14th - 16th, 2016) At Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville, NC. 1.   Create emotional artwork       This new and exciting workshop is all about using color, shape, and layering marks over one another to produce a work of art that sets the mood for the entire room. The big question you just have to ask yourself is "How do I want to be greeted when I walk into my home or office?" You could create anything that suits your hopes and dreams if you come to "Setting the Mood" artist workshop...

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Are you using the best paint for your style?

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Are you using the best paint for your style?

In this video and blog post I'm talking about the most popular types of paint. If you have looked at art online and seen an artist use acrylics or oils and thought "What's the real difference? I wonder why the artist chose to use that?" Then this info should be very helpful! The painting media I include are: Acrylics - water based, quick dry time, can be mixed with a huge variety of acrylic mediums to change the paint's consistency, opacity, drying time, texture, finish, etc. Can be thinned with water but only to a max of 30%. If you dilute acrylics more than...

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Draw on that painting! Here's what you use...

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Draw on that painting! Here's what you use...

In this video and blog post I'm talking about drawing tools as used in mixed media painting. If you have looked at art online and seen an artist use acrylics with charcoal or markers and thought to yourself "how do I incorporate drawing tools within the process of creating a painting?" Then this info should be very helpful! The drawing tools I include are: Soft pastels - Good for the top layer of a painting if you want clear unsmudged marks. They wash or smear away when painted on and must be sealed to become permanent.  Drawing pencils - Good at any...

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Acrylic Paint

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Acrylic Paint

Welcome to my blog here at Stephenlursen.com! I'm glad you came! In this post I explain 7 types of acrylic paint. I believe that we are better artists when we get to use the right material for the job! I hope this educational video helps you in your search to better understand why there are so many options at the art supply store and why you would use each type of paint.  The acrylic paint types I talk about in this video are: Acrylic medium: Pastes such as molding paste or light molding paste - These pastes are used to thicken your...

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Paintbrushes

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Paintbrushes

Welcome to my blog here at Stephenlursen.com! I'm glad you came! In this post I describe some of the unique qualities of common paintbrush types. I hope this educational video helps you in your search to better understand why there are so many types of brushes at the art supply store and why you would use each type.  The brush types I talk about in this video are: 4" house brush - used for painting broad color fields and created large marks on a large surface. 2" angled edge brush - used for painting hard wide lines. Excellent for making bold...

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