Whether you’re a complete beginner looking to get into acrylic painting or a more advanced painter looking to brush up on your techniques, we’ve rounded up some great acrylic painting tutorials that are sure to perfect your techniques. Give them a watch and put the tips you receive into practice by creating wonderful acrylic paintings you can be proud of.
Get started with some basic supplies
There are countless art supplies out there and it can be bewildering working out which supplies you’ll need. Luckily, this tutorial gives you a great idea of the sorts of supplies you’ll need to create acrylic paintings.
2. Learn how to easily blend your paints to create amazing new colours
With blending, the possibilities are endless! Watch this useful tutorial to learn how you can make the most of your acrylic paints.
3. 10 useful acrylic techniques every artist should know
Learn these 10 acrylic painting techniques and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a top acrylic painter.
4. Watch this tutorial to learn how to effectively paint trees
Watching this tutorial will not only help you paint trees better, it will also give you useful hints and tips for painting other things in acrylics.
5. How to paint tropical water
Though this tutorial focuses on tropical water, it should help you learn how to paint all types of water.
6. Create a beautiful starry night sky
You can work wonders with acrylics when you know how to, and this tutorial can help you paint a dazzling night sky.
7. Prepare your canvas and undercoat
Preparing your canvas is an important step for any painting and this tutorial gives you a handy guide on doing just that.
8. Some more handy hints for beginners
Artist Katie Jobling shares some of the many techniques she’s picked up throughout her career. In this tutorial she paints a seascape using a basic, cheap paintbrush and a palette knife.
9. Learn how to layer acrylic paint
Layering is a very useful technique for painters to know about. Watch this tutorial and you’ll learn how to later acrylic paint and what benefits it has.
10. Create beautiful acrylic paintings of flowers
Flowers feature in many paintings and once you get the hang of them, they can be quite easy to paint. Pick up some useful tips by watching this tutorial.
11. Paint lifelike portraits using acrylics
This tutorial teaches you the basics of how to effectively paint realistic portraits using acrylics.
12. A collection of some of the worst mistakes to make when painting with acrylics
You might not be aware of mistakes you’re making that could affect the quality of your finished painting. Watch this tutorial to see if there’s anything that you could be doing better when using acrylics.
13. Artist Will Kemp shares some handy acrylic painting tips for beginners
A great tutorial for anyone who wants to start painting with acrylics, or anyone who simply wants to pick up some new techniques and perfect their skills.
14. Learn how to paint clouds with acrylics
Clouds can be very hard to get right, but if you watch this tutorial you’ll get a better understanding of how best to paint them so they look realistic.