Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint with acrylics? Well, now is your chance! I am going to walk you through the basics of how to paint with acrylics, step by step.
First, you will need to gather your supplies. You will need a canvas, acrylic paint, brushes, and water. Make sure you have a variety of brush sizes, as this will make it easier to paint with precision.
Next, you will need to prepare your workspace. Cover your surface with a drop cloth or old towel. This will help protect your furniture from paint stains. Place your canvas on a flat surface and make sure there is plenty of ventilation.
Now it is time to start painting! Begin by sketching out your design on the canvas with a pencil. Once you have your sketch ready, start painting in the background colors first. Use large brush strokes and work in sections until the background is complete.
After the background is finished, it is time to begin painting in the details. Use smaller brushes for this part and take your time! Acrylic paint dries quickly, so if you make a mistake you can always fix it later.
Once you are happy with your painting, sign your name in the corner and add a date. Allow the painting to dry completely before framing or displaying it. And that’s it! You now know how to paint with acrylics!
As I said these are the basics. There is a lot more to know and to choose between and to master. These include when to use a brush, a sponge or other implement. Also there are times to go thick and times to go thin. Also there are times to stipple, times to brush and other techniques. There is also how to blend the colors? On the palette? On the brush? On the canvas? Then there are other mediums that go well with acrylics. So much to know and to master but you have the fundamental basics here.