In this step by step video, Ginger will show you how to mix acrylic paint with a heavy gel modeling medium so you will be able to create van Gogh's Starry Night with thick, rich texture and vibrant colors.
Note: If you watched the first part on YouTube, then you will want to start on part 3. There have been some questions about using Gesso or 3D Gel instead of the Modeling Paste and Ginger offers her views under the lesson.
The "Van Gogh's Starry Night" is painted on a 9x12 stretched canvas using Ginger's Standard palette of colors with some extra "mediums" added for texture.
The Impressionist painters like Monet, Renoir, and Matisse used very small overlapping brush strokes in their painting. They were the first artists to actually paint on location, using oil paints that did not dry for weeks. These small directional brush strokes that overlapped using warm and cool colors gave real vibrancy and lift to the paintings.
See "Supplies Needed" below.
This is a "2-Cookies" lesson.
- Titanium White
- Phthalo Blue(Green Shade if Liquitex)
- Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade if Liquitex)
- Napthol Crimson
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Black (just because Vincent used it!)
Palette knives for mixing paint
Modeling Paste - Liquitex
#10 Bright Brush
#4 Bright Brush
1/2" Angle Brush
3/8" Angle Brush
9" x 12" Canvas