Wet-on-wet acrylic painting technique. Art journal page 38 “Credence”.

wet on wet acrylics

Not long ago I discovered for myself a new name in the art world – famous Australian artist Len Hend. His wet-on-wet technique for acrylic painting looks so enjoyable, that I decided to have fun with some of his video-exercises and create new pages in my Art journal following Len’s tips.

I started with the black under painting using black gesso and let it dry first. Then I used limited palette of student grade acrylic paint, beginning with white. I painted quick and large brush strokes creating a circle, moving from light to dark colors. After that I painted trees and grasses double and triple loading a small round brush. The quote for the page is also written with the small brush and acrylic paint. The page was completely dry when I added some details with the white gel pen.


About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.
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One Response to Wet-on-wet acrylic painting technique. Art journal page 38 “Credence”.

  1. LindyLu says:

    I love this!! The colors, the motion & the quote are all just beautiful. I’ll be getting out my black gesso & giving this a try. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work & the technique.:)

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