How to Paint Autumn Leaves in Acrylic

Skill Level: 1 Beginner
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Subject: Still Life
Tutor: Nolan Clark
Class Length: 4 Hours 17 Minutes


(5 customer reviews)

Class Description

Learn how to paint vibrantly coloured autumn leaves in acrylic with this online art class by Nolan Clark.

During the class you will learn:
1) how to create a background that looks out of focus,
2) How to use glazes to paint realistic leaves,
3) how to paint leaves where you can even see the sun reflecting off of them.

This is a great class for beginner artists.


5 reviews for How to Paint Autumn Leaves in Acrylic

  1. Jerry (verified owner)

    As usual, interesting and well worth the money. Thank you.

  2. Treasure Hoagwood (verified owner)

    This was an excellent class. I find that leaves are tricky and Nolan tackles them with skill and expertise. I picked up many tips from this lesson and highly recommend it.

  3. Sharon Wanner (verified owner)

    Nolan, thanks again for another great lesson. They are always such a joy to do! I appreciate your teaching ability so very much.

  4. Shuying S. (verified owner)

    I was confused at the beginning. I don’t know how the leaves were there and I don’t know what’s glazing. So I didn’t continue. I tried to go to the discussion board to ask questions but can’t find a button for comments.

    • nolan (store manager)

      Thank you for the feedback Shuying and welcome to the Paint Basket 🙂
      1) Initial drawing – In the Background video at 0m53secs I explain how I got the drawing onto the canvas and how to mask off the leaves before you start painting.
      2) Glazing – Glazing is where you lay a thin layer of paint down so the the colour underneath is still visible. I explain and show how to do glazing at 32m15sec into the Green Leaves video.
      3) Asking Questions – Below the video is a link to the correct place on the forum (Under the Discuss This heading). Once there you can simply click the Reply button, then ask your question. Don’t be shy to ask questions. I am happy to help 🙂

  5. Tracey M. (verified owner)

    It took me a little while to work out how to get a sketch of the image onto my canvas, once I worked that out, the course was easy to follow. I am impressed it is in three parts, as a learner it takes quite a lot of concentration, so it’s nice to be able to stop at a suitable point and start again when refreshed. It is excellent value for money, and the tutor makes it fun and relaxed. I am delighted to have found the site, and will be trying more courses in the near future. I haven’t quite finished my attempt, and doubt very much if I will have the confidence to post it, but I am really enjoying the process, which is what it is all about.

    • Nolan59 (store manager)

      I am glad you enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot Tracey. Please don’t be shy to post your paintings on the forum. We are all learning and very supportive at the Paint Basket so nobody will ever look down on, criticize or laugh at anything anybody else has done. But by getting constructive feedback you learn a lot quicker. Paint Basket is the one safe place where you can safely post ANY artwork and get only positivity and encouragement in return.

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