David Langevin’s Technical Acrylic Painting Workshop
Anyone who wants to master acrylic painting techniques will want to take David Langevin‘s technical workshops. Thirteen artists converged at the Mirja Vahala Art Studio to gain more skills in process, glazing, creating veils and opaques. The thought process required to do the layering of colour was intriguing. We gained an understanding of how David Langevin makes his paintings glow with light, which are a testament to his understanding of how bending light makes white.
Though I have learned many of the methods that David shared with us, it was the stages and means of when and how to use these methods that was especially valuable. He provided innumerable tips such as using fluids for transparent paints and heavy body for opaque paints; light is subtracted as we add layers to the canvas; paint light to dark; use GAC 500 not water when using acrylics; the smoother the surface, the more light can bounce off, etcetera, etcetera. Check out my chart at the end for more of David’s ideas.