Layering and Glazing: The Next Level in Acrylic Painting

Would you like to learn to make your acrylic painting look like Old Masters' oil paintings? Then this workshop is for you.

We will work on 4 styles of layering and glazing techniques:

Through a mixture of demos, step-by-step instruction of techniques, slideshow presentations, and painting exercises, you will learn how to combine transparent and opaque layers of paint; how to use subtle glazes to create luminous and subtle colors; understand what combination of colors to use to achieve that Old Masters' oil painting look from Johannes Vermeer to Maxfield Parrish. In addition, you will gain knowledge and skills in the following areas: brushstrokes, color theory, painting details, lighting, and rendering.

Both online and in person workshops will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your painting techniques and observation skills. Photo references will be provided for all painting assignments. Students are welcome to bring their own photo references for their own paintings.

In person workshops will have extended painting sessions. During these sessions, students will get one-on-one mentoring from Wayne.

Online workshop students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace. There will be critiques at the beginning of some of the classes.

Online workshop students are responsible for knowing how to:

Workshop level: intermediate to advanced

Materials list


Demo paintings from past workshops




Student artworks from past workshops