Acrylic Painting with Diamond: from Trash to Treasure!

Change a "bad painting" into a good one!
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (6 ratings)
796 students
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How to change a "bad painting" into a good one.


  • A basic set of acrylic paints, some artist's chalk, and a painting that didn't quite work out the way you wanted it to.


Join me as I share one of my own "bad" paintings, and then show you step-by-step how to find some good in any painting--no matter how lost a cause it may seem. So, put your creative hat on, and paint along with me or watch and learn, as I (hopefully) turn my trash into a treasure.

Note: this video is heavily edited to fit within Udemy's time-restrictions for free classes. Still, I did my best to include as much detail as I could, because I want you (and all of my students) to get the pure, uncut experience, mistakes and all.  Thank you for taking my course!

Who this course is for:

  • All artists regardless of experience

Course content

11 sections12 lectures1h 58m total length
  • Introduction


IT Instructor, fine artist, and U.S. veteran
Jeff Diamond
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 385 Reviews
  • 11,616 Students
  • 15 Courses


I am a U.S. veteran (USN) and an IT professional holding a number of certifications in the industry, along with being a fine artist.

Most of my courses are FREE to help people of all ages, all veterans, and of all backgrounds, to get a good start in life or to help with a career change. My courses are low-budget, but I do try to fill them with lots of useful information delivered in a plain-speaking way so that everyone can understand the concepts and practices. Also, I frequently update my courses and adding content to make them better. I hope that you enjoy these courses, and if you have any suggestions for improvements or things you want to learn, feel free to let me know. 

In addition to teaching here on Udemy, I am a board member of the aviation engineering company Apeiron Technology, a Veteran Education Resources partner, and president of CCNAUltimateLabs.