Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak painting outside in autumn

Joe Gyurcsak Projects

Acrylic Plein Air Painting

Follow along as Joe demonstrates how to create a vivid plein air sketch using acrylic paints! Working from large to smaller shapes, learn how to focus on the details that establish the overall feeling of your scene. Capture the warmth of dappled sunshine on buildings and the landscape by layering colors to create shadow and contrast. Finally, learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your brushes to effectively structure shapes.


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About the Artist

Joe Gyurcsak with his painting of a classic car

As a resident artist and brand manager for Utrecht Art Supplies, Joe Gyurcsak paints in an impressionistic style with a dual abstract-realist approach. He works with oil, acrylic, and watercolor paints. He has exhibited in galleries across the country, is the recipient of numerous painting awards, and is a Signature Member of both the American Impressionist Society and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Based in Mercerville, New Jersey, Joe travels extensively to conduct workshops and give lectures at art institutions throughout the United States.

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