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Acrylic Painting: Mixed Media Portraits with Jean Pederson

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Join mixed media artist and instructor Jean Pederson in an exciting exploration of acrylic portrait painting.

You’ll love this if:

  • You are interested in expanding your knowledge of acrylic painting
  • You want to explore mixed media techniques with acrylics
  • You want to create layered and complex acrylic portraits

Be inspired with Jean Pederson and discover how to make beautiful mixed media portraits. Use acrylic paint, gels, pastel, pencil and more to create portraits rich in color and texture. Follow step-by- step instructions as Jean guides you from beginning to end. You’ll learn how to choose your materials for the portrait, build a background, and how to add interested with final details. Gain knowledge in brush technique with layering acrylic paint, edge control and wet-into -wet acrylic painting tips. Step outside the bounds and learn new texture and design from manipulating paint–scratch at the paint with a stick, push it around with your fingers, stamp it on with patterned paper and so much more! Then explore the color wheel and color mixing with your acrylic paint to create a vibrant portrait. This video will inspire you with new ideas and leave you eager to explore new bounds in mixed media!


  • Demonstrations of acrylic paint, gels, pastel, pencil and more
  • Portrait painting lessons in color, composition, proportions, value and facial recognition
  • Tips on how to paint with acrylics


Acrylic Mediums
Gels: self-leveling, glass bead gel
Soft Gloss
Fiber Paste
Gesso: white & black

Fluid Acrylic Paints
Variety of colors and transparencies/opacities

140-lb. Arches medium-press paper

Hoghair or Nylon
Flats and rounds in a variety of sizes

Board for support
Clips to hold paper to board
Mark-making tools (old cut credit cards, palette knives, sticks, pencils, colored pencils, watercolor crayons, pastels)
Palette (white, non stick)
Paper towels
Rubbing alcohol
Spray bottle
Water buckets

About the Author

Jean Pederson is a talented artist who balances painting with teaching and writing. She has led numerous workshops in universities, professional organization and symposiums. Well known for her mastery of watercolors, mixed media has become an important vehicle for her creative expression. She has been honored with numerous national and international awards over the years as well as exhibited across the world. Jean is a contributing editor for The Artist’s Magazine and her work has appeared in several of the Splash best-of-watercolor series as well as Watercolor Artist, Magazin’Art and many others. Jean has written two books and has released four educational DVDs. 

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Excellent! Jean is a fabulous teacher! Review by Leslie

Enjoyed her instructions for making a ground, and the layers and glazes on the face were amazing. Excellent experience!

(Posted on 4/17/2014)

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