Rue Stanley’s Open Studios events

Open studios events

Introduction to using mediums with acrylic paints June 2022

Free talk and demonstration at Rue Stanley’s Open Studio in June, Epsom Downs

Dates: Sunday 12th June 11.30-12pm  Thursday 16th June 6.30-7pm  Friday 24th June 2-2.30pm.

Find out how mediums can improve your acrylic painting, what are the best surfaces to use and what is the difference between types of acrylic paints? Solve problems like fast drying and dull paint. Discover ways of adding more texture to your work

Rue will explain the difference between inks, tube paint and liquid acrylics and recommend surfaces for acrylic mixed media painting based on her own experience and research as a mixed media artist.

She will show you a few of the many acrylic mediums that are available that will enable you to improve your painting techniques and address some of the frustrations with acrylic such as very fast drying, colours dulling and flaking.

In 30 minutes, you will get an overview of: acrylic paints, surfaces for painting, how to glaze to get vibrant colours and depth into your work, how to slow the drying process, tips for painting Impasto, and creating textures in your work.

All acrylic mediums shown are readily available from local art shops- Rue’s favourite products are from manufacturers such as Golden, Liquitex and Winsor & Newton.

This event is linked to the Surrey Artists Open Studios and Rue’s studio is open from June 11th-24th. At the studio you will see Rue’s work and original work is available for sale from £25 – £750.

To book your free tickets click here: Rue Stanley events on Eventbrite

to see Rue’s latest work click here: New paintings