Acrylic painting tutorials

Learn acrylic painting

Acrylic painting tutorials for beginners, intermediate and professional artists. Find a tutorial to suit your skill level and your artistic goals. From brand reviews, to detailed guides on techniques and colour theory.

How do I start acrylic painting?

If you’re a complete beginner, start by learning about the materials you need. Our tutorial on acrylic painting supplies is a great place to start. For a comprehensive guide on how to get started with the medium, read acrylic painting for beginners.

Alla Prima (Wet on Wet) Tutorial

Learn all about the alla prima technique. Discover what it is, the artists that famously used it and how to try it for yourself.

How to Choose a Pigment for Imprimatura

How can the pigment used in an imprimatura or ‘toned ground’ affect your painting. Learn how to use a toned ground to complement your work.

The Blocking In Technique for Oil and Acrylic Painting

The blocking-in technique is used as the very first step in the painting process by many artists. Learn how to use this method to start your painting.

How to Tone a Canvas for Oil and Acrylic Painting

Learn how to tone a canvas or any other type of surface to prepare it for painting. Discover what the benefits of this technique are and how to apply it.

Impasto Painting Technique

Learn how to use the impasto technique to create paintings with oil or acrylic that have brilliantly vibrant, textural effects.

Plein Air Painting Tutorial: 9 Tips for Painting Outside

Plein air, or painting outdoors is an invigorating experience. Read these 9 tips so you can feel prepared when you next take your easel out.

How to Mix Colours: A Guide for Artists

How to mix colour: it’s an essential skill to learn as an artist. Follow this guide to become quick and accurate at colour mixing.

Realism Painting 101: How to Mix Colour Realistically

An important skill in realism painting is learning how to use colour. Create natural shifts in tone and value with the help of this guide.