Are you new to acrylics and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Hey, we all start somewhere - even Da Vinci was a beginner once!
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to embark on your acrylic painting journey. We’ll also provide some ideas for acrylic paintings that you can try once you’ve mastered the basics.
Why Use Acrylics?
Why do so many beginning painters choose acrylics? Why not oil paints?
Both mediums have their own unique benefits and challenges, and the only way to find out what painting style you prefer is to try them both - most people like to start out with acrylics simply because they're versatile and don't require the same investment as oil colour - which require solvents.
Acrylic is an adaptable medium. You can safely paint with acrylics on just about anything - paper, cardboard, wood, a ceramic pot—you name it.
You’ll hear a lot about how acrylics are more convenient to use than oil paints, but that’s generally down to drying times. Acrylic dries quickly so you can mix and blend colours on a palette or canvas as you go. A stay wet palette is a great addition to your start-up.
Acrylic Painting Basics
Easy to learn, there’s no limit to what you can create with acrylics. But before you can start making masterpieces, you’ll need the right supplies.
Acrylic Painting Techniques
Now that you’ve got everything ready to roll, it’s time to put paint to paper. Here are some basic painting techniques to get you started.
5 Acrylic Painting Ideas You Have to Try
If you’re anything like me, you have a hoard of art supplies you’ve hardly touched or never even used because you just don’t know what to do with them.
Don’t let your blank canvases and unopened tubes of paint collect dust - get inspired by these ideas for acrylic paintings and put your art supplies to good use!
Explore Our Wide Selection of Acrylic Paints
Now that you’ve got the basics down and have some ideas for acrylic paintings in mind, all that’s left to do is stock up on the right art supplies.
Check out our wide range of high-quality paints to find everything you need to become an acrylic aficionado!
Acrylic paint texture images by Steve Johnson on Unsplash.
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