Acrylic Painting with Diamond: Reductive Painting

Learn the fun and creative technique of reductive painting for FREE!
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (38 ratings)
1,529 students
English [Auto]

Watch and learn the fun technique of reductive painting.


  • Some basic paints, artist chalks, and something to paint on.


In this free course I will teach you the basics of the reductive technique of painting. Reductive painting is a fun way to make art because it combines a number of different art styles, such as abstraction and impressionism, with an almost sculptor's approach to creating the subject of the piece. This painting technique can also be done in different ways: with random abstract shapes; a collage of photos; and even with one large image.

My courses are low-budget, but real world taught. I hope you will join me in the studio!

Thank you.


Who this course is for:

  • Any artist.

Course content

1 section5 lectures1h 8m total length
  • Introduction
  • Adding more paint and chalk
  • Adding more chalk lines
  • Tea time!
  • Some fun ideas


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.