Ralph Papa: Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Techniques – Painting To The Canvas

Acrylics, Beginner, Painting | 28 Sep, 2012

Acrylics expert Ralph Papa pulls out the canvas and the paints to show the apiring painter exactly how it’s done. In this video tutorial he expresses the importance of starting in the background before moving onto the more detailed foreground. The building of layers and blending of colors is crucial to capturing the mood and atmosphere of the scene. Nice and easy to follow.

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    1. thats his own technique of painting. not everyone is considered an “expert” only if he paints like cezanne or Turner. get a grip on that. its like ur sayin asian people cant cook just because u dont like their dishes. how are you gonna be an artist if you’re so narrow minded and think only YOU paint the best?! now THATS a joke!

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    2. @Catz4ever1 Sorry to break it to you but this video is edited down; it did not take 3 minutes to paint. I don’t know what’s worse, that it took 7 months for someone to point that out or 78 people are just as unobservant as you.

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    3. i honestly don’t think there is a such thing as a “bad” painting. It’s art. Art is whatever we want it to be. it’s just how you express yourself. I think it’s a fantastic painting because he was relaxed his strokes were calm and he seems like he likes what he does. every painting is beautiful to me because there is no way to measure badness.

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    4. @kkcleanex I agree .. very well said. I think most of us are here to see a video named : How to paint a Canvas Picture and if we knew how to do it ourselves, wouldn’t be here in the first place. So let us all stop judging and learn a thing or two from the man who has time and makes effort to teach people for free.

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    5. I agree .. very well said. I think most of us are here to see a video named : How to paint a Canvas Picture and if we knew how to do it ourselves, wouldn’t be here in the first place. So let us all stop judging and learn a thing or two from the man who has time and makes effort to teach people for free.

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    6. If you’re crap and you know it clap your hands, tat tat. If you’re crap and you know it clap your hands, tat tat. If you’re crap and you know it and you want the world to know it just clap your hands… (or be the idiot in the video). If you can’t do what the guy did by yourself… you… have my deepest sympathies.

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    7. I had a miscarriage and it took way over a month for my HCG levels to go down. I had to see the Doc every week for a blood test. When the levels finally went back to normal I had a period three weeks later. Sounds to me like your levels are still up, wait another week and then call your Doc.

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    8. I couldn’t paint better, as soon as i saw that horse painting it convinced me that this sea painting is so amazing. well done. you are a real artist because of the horse painting and you don’t need to try now 🙂 again i say, amazing sea painting the strokes blew my mind away how it came to life.

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    9. oh i see and you sir are just the epitomy of fine art, aren’t you? if you have a reason to say he is crap (and by that i mean any kind of actual talent) then please, by all means present your argument in the form of a video, as opposed to an immature rewrite of a childrens song.

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    10. Coming from someone like him working in galleries the expected standard will be different. There is no gold star for effort in this case. If to teach beginners, it also doesn’t work for many reasons, this sloppy approach creates a bad foundation. Also title says “acrylic” and “techniques”, there is info on neither. Change the title to “Dear 5 yr olds, painting is not scary” and I promise il leave the kind old man alone.

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    11. No it doesn’t. I’ve taken art classes for the last 3 years in my life, and I feel like I learned more in this video than I had in some of those classes for months. That painting showed a lot of depth and perspective, so for you to think that it looked like a child’s painting shows how little you know about art.

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    12. Thank you. definitly looks like a florida beach. Color of the water is as perfect as it could get, and the waves look nice too 🙂 I have a question though. I want to do rocks and plants, but don’t know where to place them just yet. Could I wait for the first layer to dry and paint over it later?

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    13. This tutorial is egzactly what it needs to be. Anybody putting a thumbs down to this is an idiot in my opinion. The guy has 5 minuetes in which to show you simple beginners techniques …what did you expect a rembrandt? and besides there is nothing more off puting for a beginner than to watch a vid of someone producing a masterpiece in 5 mins, it’s intimidateing and allso too much to take in.I thumbs up to u sir …good job

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    15. whoa!!! didnt expect this but i stared at this guy. WHOOAAA how did he do the texture??? it took me 4 hours! and how does he even paint wif that palet it looks awfully messed up. a great painter like him should get a brand new one!

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