Acrylic paint

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

An introduction to acrylic painting: types of acrylic paint

Types of paint brushes for acrylic - an easy guide

Guide to acrylic painting techniques – how to create detail, texture and interest

How to mix acrylic paint: a complete guide

Practising acrylic painting techniques: a step-by-step guide

Beginners guide to acrylic painting - video demonstration

How to paint cast shadows in acrylic

How to paint a rainy street scene in acrylic


An introduction to acrylic painting: types of acrylic paint

Introduction 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.

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Types of paint brushes for acrylic - an easy guide

Types of paint brushes for acrylics

Follow Jackie Garner’s easy guide to the best brushes for acrylic painting, and learn how to choose and care for acrylic paint brushes.

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Guide to acrylic painting techniques – how to create detail, texture and interest

Guide to acrylic painting techniques

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.

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How to mix acrylic paint: a complete guide

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.

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Practising acrylic painting techniques: a step-by-step guide

Acrylic brush strokes

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.

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Are you more of a visual learner?

Beginner guide to acrylic painting

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?

How to paint cast shadows in acrylic

How to paint cast shadows in acrylic

Follow this simple demonstration by Jo Quigley to learn how to paint cast shadows in acrylic, along with some helpful advice on painting shadows. 

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How to paint a rainy street scene in acrylic

How to paint a rainy street scene in acrylic

Learn how to paint a rainy street scene with the correct detail and perspective in this helpful guide by Mike Barr. 

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