Acrylic Unleashed: Painting a Colorful Landscape with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Artist: Julie Gilbert Pollard
Producer: North Light
SKU: 22-JGP1d
Runtime: 1 Hour, 47 Minutes

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Loosen up your painting style while exploring the versatility of acrylic paint.


Artist Julie Gilbert Pollard demonstrates how to paint water, trees, and reflections with techniques that are inspired by the transparent nature of watercolor and the opacity and richness of oil paint. Throughout the DVD learn easy tips for painting loosely including learning to use gestural drawings and painting to capture the rhythm of your subject, modified blind contour drawing, color as value and bold brushwork technique. Also discover how to combine lost and found edges to maintain a loose, painterly quality.

In addition to learning how to paint landscapes, you will also gain composition tips including overlap, continuity, balancing objects, focal points and more. With Acrylic Unleashed: Painting a Colorful Landscape with Julie Gilbert Pollard you will achieve the skills to paint beautiful landscapes with a free painterly composition.

In Acrylic Unleashed: Painting a Colorful Landscape you'll find:


  • Step-by-step instruction to create a loose landscape in acrylic
  • Acrylic lessons on color, brushwork, values, painting transparent & opaque
  • Methods to use a palette of colors to create harmony, unity and ease of color and value mixing





  1. Introduction & Materials
  2. Review the Subject
  3. Draw & Mask
  4. Establish the Darks
  5. Underpaint Transparently
  6. Establish Rocks & Grasses
  7. Develop Foliage
  8. Develop Water
  9. Finishing Touches
  10. Wrap Up


24x18 sheet of Yes! multi-media canvas (primed for watercolor)
18x24 sheet of "Gator Board" onto which the canvas is stapled

Fluid Acrylics (GOLDEN Artist Colors)
Nickel Azo Yellow
Transparent Pyrrole Orange
Quinacridone Magenta
Dioxazine Purple
Cerulean Blue Deep

Heavy Body Acrylics (Master's Touch)
Milky White
Dark Titanium White
Naples Yellow

Royal B 2 Sumi brush
1/2" Aquarelle (no particular brand)
3/4" Aquarelle (no particular brand)
1" Aquarelle (no particular brand)
11/2" Aquarelle (no particular brand)
1/2" notched flat (no particular brand)

Masterson "sta-wet palette"
One large container of water with insert for cleaning brushes
Paper towels
Box of pop-up facial tissue
White towel
Sponge in tray
Hand-held hair dyer
Masking Fluid (with old brush or palette knife for application)
1" trowel-type palette knife
Gloss Fluid Glazing Medium or Airbrush Medium (to thin paint as necessary)
Retarder Medium (to lengthen dry time as necessary)
Watercolors, a scrap piece of watercolor paper, and a water-soluble ink pen (for doing a quick study of your subject)


About the Artist
Julie Gilbert Pollard's oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings appear in numerous juried and gallery exhibits, and can be found in private and corporate collections. An art instructor since 1985, Julie is the author of Brilliant Color and Watercolor Unleashed from North Light Books, and has appeared in The Artist's Magazine. For more information about her paintings and workshops, visit

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