Acrylic Painting Myth 2: Acrylic Paint is Non-Toxic

Acrylic Painting Myth 2: Acrylic Paint is Non-Toxic

Lots of artists believe that acrylic paint, because it is water-based, is non-toxic. The Health Hazard Warning on the jar or tube says there are no known hazardous ingredients. Of course there are some paints that DO contain hazardous heavy metals in them like Cadmium, Cobalt or Chromium. The labels on those jars typically have a Health Warning that the materials can cause cancer.

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Abstract Painting Process-Part 6

Abstract Painting Process-Part 6

This is video 6 in a 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. You will see me paint this piece in real time. It is spread over 6 videos, but the actual painting sessions are not edited (unless I spend too much time looking without any action), but none of the painting sequences are edited. I am also talking to you the entire time about what I am doing.

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Abstract Painting Process-Part 5

Abstract Painting Process-Part 5

This is video 5 in a 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. You will see me paint this piece in real time. It is spread over 6 videos, but the actual painting sessions are not edited (unless I spend too much time looking without any action), but none of the painting sequences are edited. I am also talking to you the entire time about what I am doing.

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Abstract Painting Process-Part 4

Abstract Painting Process-Part 4

This is video 4 in a 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. You will see me paint this piece in real time. It is spread over 6 videos, but the actual painting sessions are not edited (unless I spend too much time looking without any action), but none of the painting sequences are edited. I am also talking to you the entire time about what I am doing.

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Abstract Painting Process-Part 3

Abstract Painting Process-Part 3

This is video 3 in a 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. You will see me paint this piece in real time. It is spread over 6 videos, but the actual painting sessions are not edited (unless I spend too much time looking without any action), but none of the painting sequences are edited. I am also talking to you the entire time about what I am doing.

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Abstract Painting Process-Part 2

Abstract Painting Process-Part 2

This is video 2 in a 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. You will see me paint this piece in real time. It is spread over 6 videos, but the actual painting sessions are not edited (unless I spend too much time looking without any action), but none of the painting sequences are edited. I am also talking to you the entire time about what I am doing.

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Abstract Painting Process-Part 1

Abstract Painting Process-Part 1

This video begins another 6-part series illustrating my abstract painting process from start to finish. Lots of folks have been asking for another series, so here ya go! Please keep in mind that this is my painting process, and it may not be right for you. I am only showing you how I work through my painting process and am not advocating for you to use the same process.

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The Painting of "Sea Glass 10"

The Painting of "Sea Glass 10"

In this video I am painting on a 24x48 canvas with GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. The spray bottle you see me using is filled with water, which helps the paint to spread better across the surface. The canvas was coated with a thick layer of gesso and allowed to dry before the painting was done. The thick gesso adds a nice textural quality to the surface of the canvas.

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