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Study Guide Questions

1.     Acrylic paints dry through _________________________________________.
2.     Acrylics dry [ quickly/ slowly ].
3.     How can you keep acrylic paints moist?
4.     Why is glass the best surface for a palette?
5.     What is sprayed onto the palette when you want to clean the acrylic residue? What must be used to clean up oil paints?
6.     Why should your palette be edged with wet paper towels?
7.     What color of paint is the most-used paint?
8.     On a palette, what colors should be kept together?
9.     What types of brushes should be used?
10.     A "hakee" brush is slender and stiff. True or false?
11.     How many basic brushes do beginners need?
12.     Why is charcoal needed?
13.     A canvas must be coated with ______________________________.
14.     Why is masonite panel sometimes used?
15.     The "tooth" on canvas gives it a(n) ___________________________________.
16.     Work on a(n) __________________________________, if possible.
17.     Acrylic paint washes right out of clothing. True or false?
18.     _______________________________ the water out of your brushes.
19.     Clean your brushes with _________________________________________________________.
20.     Wet your canvas well, before you begin to paint. True or false?
21.     When painting a sky, what should you blend with your paint?
22.     How should you apply the gesso?
23.     Block in sky and water at the same time. True or false?
24.     What is on a "double-loaded" brush?
25.     Colors that blend together ______________________________ themselves.
26.     When you mist the canvas, you must then ____________________________ the whole area.
27.     What is used to blend colors on the palette?
28.     What creates the "life" in a painting?
29.     Before doing any major foreground work, what should you finish?
30.     White is a(n) __________________________________-changer.
31.     Whatever is above the water is ______________________ the water.
32.     What do you do if you make a mistake while sketching on the painting with charcoal?
33.     What do you apply to the outer edges of cloud formations?
34.     Your fingers can be used to "_____________________________" areas of the painting.
35.     The average viewing distance for a painting is _______________________________________.
36.     All sides of all objects should be highlighted. True or false?
37.     Pushing into the canvas with your thumb __________________________ the canvas.
38.     When is the only time that you have to hurry when doing an acrylic painting?
39.     Whenever you use green, always use its _______________________________.
40.     What colors are always used in deep shadows?
41.     What is the natural shadow color?
42.     Which brush is "exciting and dangerous"?
43.     How do you form a point on the script brush?
44.     When making tree trunks and limbs, always start from the top and work in a downward direction. True or false?
45.     Tree limbs add _______________________________________________ to the painting.
46.     Adding white _________________________ the paint.
47.     How can depth be added to a clump of trees?
48.     Add a(n) __________________________________ color to create the main trunk of a tree.
49.     What colors are used to make "sunshine"?
50.     How many "values" are used when blocking the barn?
51.     Why are lead pencils not a good idea for the sketch work?
52.     To create ripples in the water, use a(n) _______________________________ stroke.
53.     What does the stroke mentioned in #1 resemble?
54.     Hold your paintbrush as close to the bristles as possible. True or false?
55.     Depth is created when objects are closer together. True or false?
56.     The farther away objects are, the ________________________________ those objects are.
57.     Farther back in the water, there should be [ more/ fewer ] ripples.
58.     How do you "soften" the reflections that are in the water?
59.     When making tree limbs, use the "___________________________ end" of the brush.
60.     Where's the part of the brush that's mentioned in #8?
61.     Trees are always ________________________ at the base.
62.     When painting grass, turn your brush __________________________________.
63.     "Negative space" creates ______________________ and ________________________.
64.     Colors must be repeated in a painting in order for balance to be achieved. True or false?
65.     It's impossible to "overhighlight" a tree. True or false?
66.     Be ___________________________ when you paint.
67.     On what part of the tree do you highlight with a mixture of white and yellow?
68.     White, burnt umber, and blue, when mixed, will yield what color?
69.     Taper tree limbs until they turn into ___________________________________________ .
70.     Finish one entire section of a canvas before doing work in any other sections. True or false?
71.     When not using a particular paintbrush, allow it to soak in water in a can or jar. True or false?
72.     Keep the brush bristles ______________________________.
73.     When working on the barn, ____________________________ your brush to fit the angle of the roof.
74.     An artist is really a(n) ___________________________________.
75.     Placing your "little finger" against the canvas will help to ____________________________________.
76.     Outline subjects that you're painting. True or false?
77.     Create the ______________________________ of detail, depth, and motion.
78.     During the three-dimensional stage of the painting, the painting develops more ________________________________.
79.     _______________________________ the edge of the shoreline.
80.     Any contrast against the water will make the water look ______________________________.
81.     Blotch the rock area with _____________________ of dark color.
82.     Work on the rock formation, going from top to bottom. True or false?
83.     What is a "dabble board"?
84.     Create grass between rocks by using a downward motion. True or false?
85.     Create a(n) ______________________________ for the flow of the grass.
86.     Areas of light and dark create ________________________ in a painting.
87.     Reflections are a little bit _____________________________ than the actual objects.
88.     When working on the tree stump, _____________________________ your pressure as you move across the stump.
89.     Where is the focal point of this particular painting?
90.     What shape should you think of when working on the weeds?
91.     Add a final highlight to the water by adding a(n) ____________________________.
92.     Of what is the highlight mentioned in #1 made?
93.     Without contrast, paintings look "______________________________."
94.     What color can overpower a painting, if you aren't careful?
95.     Highlight the rocks with "_______________________________."
96.     How can you add cracks and crevices to the rocks?
97.     Soften the cracks ____________________________________________________.
98.     Don't ever paint with hard ________________________________.
99.     The secret to good weeds is to __________________________________________________.
100.     Build ___________________________ for the rocks to set in.
101.     What should be the accent color in a painting that contains a lot of green?
102.     What are the "three values"?
103.     "Reflected highlighting" is also called "______________________________________."
104.     Where is the reflected light in a painting?
105.     You become a better painter if you learn how to _____________________ your paints.
106.     What colors do you mix to create the color needed for backlighting?
107.     Where do you place the color that backlights?
108.     How do you apply the backlighting paint?
109.     Objects in the distance are [ darker/ lighter ] in value.
110.     Birds can be created by using a few simple strokes. True or false?
111.     How can you avoid "blobs" at the bases of weeds?
112.     When you're adding rocks to a painting, you add __________________________.
113.     When finishing your painting, with what should you wipe the canvas?
114.     Sign your painting in a lower corner, on an angle. True or false?
115.     Sign in a color that is ___________________________ to the color scheme of the painting.
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