Painting Technique - Reference Library

The Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library puts all the information on how to paint on one place and gives you information in a way that is easy to understand.


It contains all the principles and techniques taught in the Apprentice Program lessons.

The result of a fifteen-year research project by professional artist Barry John Raybould, the Virtual Art Academy® Reference Library contains 58 eBooks with over 1500 pages of with information on how to paint in oils, acrylics, and watercolors that you will not find anywhere else.


The information applies to all media, whether your interest is in oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, photography, or digital media.


To get the same amount of information you would have to buy scores, if not hundreds, of traditional how-to paints books. You would have to watch hundreds of hours of YouTube videos, read painting blogs for days or weeks, and attend months of courses on painting. And even then you would not know if the knowledge you were reading was written by a professional or by an amateur. If you start learning best painting practices from the beginning, you will learn much faster.


With your Virtual Art Academy Apprentice Membership you get access to all of this quality information in a highly organized form, without duplication, and all in one place. You will never need to buy another art book. It will save you hours of frustrating effort searching for information on how to paint.


You can view the complete library on your iPad, Android device, computer, or smartphone.

All The Information On How To Paint In One Place

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Easy To Understand

Most other online courses just give you a video script to read. When you need an answer to your questions on painting techniques, you have to search through pages and pages of video transcripts. Traditional art how-to books are just as difficult to find information in. On top of that, most of the information is duplicated in many places.


Our Reference Library was designed in a completely different and unique way to help you find the information you need instantly.


Each eBook has been professionally written using an approach called Information Mapping®. This is a science-based methodology used by top companies all around the world to improve their written communications.


The Virtual Art Academy has for the first time brought this methodology to art instruction. Information is broken down into manageable chunks, each of which are labeled so you can find information quickly. Complex principles and procedures are explained clearly and simply with lots of pictures and examples to help you learn faster.


It will be the easiest to read information on learning to paint you have found anywhere.

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