Whether you're new to acrylic painting or want to go back to the basics, let us help you learn how to paint with acrylics with our collection of helpful guides from learning acrylic painting techniques to mixing acrylic paint.
Guides to acrylic painting
Follow Robert Dutton’s introduction to acrylic painting for a close look at types of acrylic paint, along with advice on choosing the best acrylic paint and brushes to achieve your desired finish.
Follow Jackie Garner’s easy guide to the best brushes for acrylic painting, and learn how to choose and care for acrylic paint brushes.
Follow this guide to acrylics by Matthew Evans to learn colour-mixing ideas, practise acrylic painting techniques and read a Q&A full of helpful tips for acrylic painting.
Follow this in-depth acrylic colour mixing guide by Jackie Garner to learn colour terms, how to mix acrylic paint and how to mix bright, dull and neutral colours.
Practise making a variety of brush marks, acrylic colour mixing and painting an acrylic landscape in this guide to acrylic brush techniques by Jackie Garner.
Check out this helpful video demonstration by Colin Steed for a beginner’s guide to acrylic painting.
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Now you’ve learnt the basics to painting with acrylics, why not try out these demonstrations to learn more acrylic painting techniques?
Follow this simple demonstration by Jo Quigley to learn how to paint cast shadows in acrylic, along with some helpful advice on painting shadows.
Learn how to paint a rainy street scene with the correct detail and perspective in this helpful guide by Mike Barr.