Paint a Colonial Portrait in Acrylic, Step-by-Step

Learn how to paint a portrait with full length people and a beautiful country background, using the acrylic glazing technique

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In this course, I will show you exactly how to paint this beautiful portrait, or use the techniques to create your own.

You will learn:

  • How to mix paint with matte medium to produce traditional renaissance-style glazes that make your painting super-realistic.
  • How to layer value and color slowly and methodically to make your paintings glow.
  • How to mix colors for skin tones.
  • How to build up depth in your backgrounds so the people look fantastic.
  • How to make big changes in your painting using opaque paint even when it's almost done.
  • How to use a small brush to create exquisite detail even in small areas.
  • And much more!

Approximately 2 hours of recorded video

Enroll below! Special 50% off enrollment until the end of Sunday, 8/17/19. Use coupon code: HALFOFFCOLONIAL19

How it works:

  1. Enroll today, via the button below.
  2. Video lessons will be uploaded daily, starting Monday, 8/19/19 for the next two weeks.
  3. You have lifetime 24/7 access to all lessons. Watch any time, replay, at your leisure.

BONUS! As a student, you will get a side-by-side video critique, at your request, anytime withing one month after you enroll. This can be a real help if you feel stuck while painting.

Enroll today. Let me know if you have any questions!

Yours for Better Portraits,


P.S. As with all my courses, your satisfaction is guaranteed. 30 days--full refund--no questions asked. No risk to you, just enjoy the class. I look forward to teaching you more!

(Realistic Acrylic All-Access students will have access to this class as a part of their membership.)

Your Instructor

Matt Philleo
Matt Philleo

Since 1993, Matt has been painting portraits in acrylic, both on commission and for exhibition at art shows. In the last few years, he has been teaching students locally and worldwide how to use their God-given gifts and create beautiful paintings they can be proud to show. Currently, he lives in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin with his wife and three children. When he's not painting or teaching, he enjoys spending time with God, his family, and enjoying nature.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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