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.

Direct and Indirect Painting Techniques: Two Approaches

There are two primary approaches to painting in oil: the direct and indirect approach.

Painting With a Limited Palette: A Guide

There are many options when choosing a limited palette. Find out about some of the different effects you can achieve with different colour palettes.

Acrylic Painting Supplies: A Guide for Beginners

Find out which acrylic painting supplies you need to get started. A review of quality, budget friendly materials perfect for beginners.

Oil vs Acrylic Paint: What are the Main Differences?

Oil vs acrylic: which medium should you choose? Learn what the differences are so you can decide which medium would suit you best.

How to Create an Underpainting in Oil

The underpainting technique can be used to establish composition, structure and values before applying colour in an artwork.

The Grid Method: How to Create an Accurate Drawing

Learn how to create an accurate drawing on canvas with two different methods in this guide.

Acrylic Paint on Wood: A Guide

Learn which types of wooden panels are best for painting, how to seal wood and much more.

How to Blend Acrylic Paint

Learn how to blend acrylic paint: which supplies you need and the steps to take to create seamless gradients.