A course by Nono García

Painting still life with acrylics

Create elegant still lifes with everyday objects

Total rating: 5 (1)people
13 students
In Spanish
Subtitles: English
100% online. Unlimited access. High quality.
  • 1. Brushes and color palette. Primer. Final varnish.
  • 2. The canvas and its frame mounting.
  • 3. Primer with gesso mixed with acrylics.
  • 4. Reflections on drawing and composition. First steps. "Drawing" of the first object.
  • 5. The second object. First transparencies.
  • 6. The third object object. "the plate".
  • 7. First steps of integration. Fourth object. The depth. Shadows
  • 8. Shadows to define boundary of objects. Spray to "break". Dark.
  • 9. The whites. Final glaze with watercolor.
  • 10. Review and final conclusions.
  • 11. Farewell.
  • Total length: 2h. 39' 13"

Nono García is considered one of the renovating masters of the still life theme. In his works, everyday objects take on an essential force, thanks to a conscious and sensitive analysis of the forms and materials they contain. For more than 2 and a half hours and eleven videos, with step-by-step explanations, Nono García will show us how to look at and represent these objects. Representation based on the limited use of tools, materials and colors, but enough to achieve a finished work.

The author will make us understand that the acrylic technique is at the same level as other traditional techniques. The person with an initial level will discover tricks, techniques and learnings that will help them to advance in the simplest way. The advanced person will undoubtedly find advice and teachings that will help him improve and enrich his technique.

In a detailed and concrete way, we can learn:

  • Materials. Paper. Brushes and stirrers. Colors, pigments and marks.
  • Assembling the frame. Gesso primer mixed with acrylics. Final varnish. Other products and tools.
  • Composition and “drawing” of objects.
  • Still life depth through tone and definition.
  • Final reflections, transparencies and backgrounds.

Purpose of the courses

During this course you will learn painting techniques and procedures in acrylic on canvas to make still lifes and still lifes.

Who these are for?

This course is aimed at artists or painters, amateurs or professionals who want to know techniques, resources and procedures to learn, improve or develop their talent in the acrylic technique.


Personal computer or tablet to view the videos. It is also possible to use a smartphone, although we recommend larger screen sizes to better appreciate details.

As for the material to practice, it is advisable to frame and canvas or simply cardboard, brushes, palette, acrylic colors, stapler ... The materials, we reiterate, are recommended. Nono uses a very reduced palette with the colors Payne Gray, Tan Earth and Titanium White, but during the course he suggests alternative tones. The tutorial can be done without all the materials or in formats other than those oriented in the video.

The important thing is to practice, practice and re-practice the exercise proposed by the teacher.

Operation of BLURONE courses

All BLURONE courses are taught online and pursue the same objective: to achieve training without interruptions and that suits you.

Videos made by professionals who will explain their techniques and knowledge so that you, whenever you want, can learn and enhance all the skills and abilities you have to achieve the goal.

BLURONE courses can be seen again and again, at the time you want and in the place you choose. You are the one who marks the times and work.

About the artist

Nono García

Nono García

Nono García (Mula, Murcia) 1972. Painter

Nono García is one of the great renovators of the still life genre in Spain. Sincerity emanates from his work, what he feels about the subject, what is appreciated in his works of recent years, where he reaches heights of enormous lyricism.

he studied at the Murcia School of Arts and Crafts. For more than twenty-five years he has dedicated himself exclusively to painting. His work oscillates between two techniques, acrylic and watercolor, always with water as the protagonist.

His good work has led him to practice as a teacher on many occasions. The courses carried out in countries such as Russia, Italy, Lithuania, France, Morocco, as well as various cities of the national geography stand out.

His work is part of important Spanish and European public and private collections, highlighting among other institutions and foundations: Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano (Italy); Gabarrón Foundation, New York (USA) or the Montblanc Foundation, Brussels (Belgium).

Student comments

  1. moriarty18

    Un curso muy bien explicado por el gran maestro Nono,súper recomendable.

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