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GETTING STARTED with acrylics?

Welcome to the fascinating realm of acrylics! 

Here, we dive deep into the world of acrylic painting, offering valuable insights and expertise to enhance your understanding and mastery of this versatile medium. Our articles offer a comprehensive resource for expanding your acrylics knowledge.

21 Commonly Asked Questions by acrylic Painting Beginners
Acrylic painting is a popular and versatile medium that allows artists of all levels to express their creativity on canvas. However, for beginners, it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate through the...
12 tips to Improve Your Acrylic Painting Skills
Acrylic painting is a vibrant and versatile medium that allows artists to create stunning artworks with its rich pigmentation and quick-drying properties.  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced...
Best Acrylic Palettes
6 Best Acrylic Palettes - A comprehensive guide
Let’s talk about acrylic palettes, one of the all-important tools for painting.  A palette serves as the artist’s mixing hub, where colors blend, harmonize, and come to life. Choosing...
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Comparing Acrylic Surfaces: Finding the Ideal Canvas for Your Acrylic Paintings
The surface you choose for your acrylic paintings plays a crucial role in the overall look, texture, and longevity of your artwork.  With a myriad of options available, it can be challenging to determine...
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How to select your acrylic brushes? 8 Points to consider.
Choosing the right acrylic painting brush is essential for achieving desired effects, precision, and overall artistic expression.  With a wide array of options available, selecting the best brush can be...
3 Basic Acrylic Painting Supplies - The Minimalist List
3 Basic Acrylic Painting Supplies - The Minimalist List
My purpose of writing this article is to let you know that staying a minimalist with your acrylic painting supplies actually help you paint better. Acrylics is comparatively cheaper than any other art...
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In this category, we guide you through the artistic process, providing detailed and easy-to-follow instructions that will help you create stunning artwork from start to finish. We break down complex painting techniques and subjects into manageable steps. 

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Abstract Sunflower painting in sketchbook - Step by step acrylic painting tutorial
Are you ready to embark on an artistic journey that will ignite your creativity and bring the charm of sunflowers to life on the pages of your sketchbook?  In this step by step tutorial, we are going to...
Landscape painting in Sketchbook - Step by step Guidance
Are you ready to embark on a captivating artistic journey that will transport you to a world of vibrant colors and serene landscapes? Hold onto your creativity because I've got something special for...
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Paint Water Drops on a Leaf: A Captivating Step-by-Step Tutorial for Realistic Effects
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of acrylic painting as we embark on a step-by-step tutorial to paint water drops on a leaf.  The delicate, translucent nature of water drops presents a unique...
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How to Paint Water Drops with Acrylics - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
Painting water drops can be a fascinating and rewarding artistic endeavor. The way light interacts with water creates mesmerizing reflections and refractions, making water drops an intriguing subject to...
Sunset Seascape Beach Painting with Cliffs
I wanted to try the complementary color scheme and create this bright and colorful sunset seascape beach painting with cliffs. So I used the pair of prism violet and its complementary cadmium yellow, and...
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Mountain and valleys - Spring landscape painting
Welcome to a breathtaking journey through a spring landscape painting that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of mountains and valleys.  Prepare to be enchanted by the harmonious blend of nature’s...
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This category provides a treasure trove of inspiration, motivation, and practical tips. Unleash your creativity, discover new perspectives, and embrace the beautiful chaos of the artist life with our engaging articles!

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25 different types of lines in art
Lines are the elemental strokes that artists use to create forms, shapes, and textures in their works.  These lines possess a unique ability to convey emotions, energy, and even narratives.  In the world...
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Exploring the Emotions of Lines in Art
Art, with its boundless capacity to communicate emotions, relies on a myriad of elements to convey its message. Among these, lines stand as powerful messengers of feelings and moods, silently but vividly...
Dear Fear
Dear Fear, I hope this letter finds you well. I know you might be surprised to receive a message from me, but I believe it’s time we had a conversation – one that has been long overdue. First, let...
15 Best Books for Artists in 2023
15 Best Books for Artists in 2023
As an artist, continuous growth and learning are essential for honing your craft and expanding your creative horizons.  One of the most effective ways to gain knowledge, inspiration, and guidance is through...
How Artists Translate Ideas onto the Canvas? 10 Tips to Unveil your Artistic Alchemy
How Artists Translate Ideas onto the Canvas? 10 Tips to Unveil your Artistic Alchemy
The canvas, a blank expanse waiting to be transformed, holds infinite possibilities for artists seeking to convey their ideas. It serves as a portal through which thoughts, emotions, and concepts can be...
Habits of Happy and Satisfied Artists
10 Habits of Happy and Satisfied Artists
Artistic endeavors have the power to bring immense joy and satisfaction to those who engage in them.  Being a happy and satisfied artist goes beyond just creating beautiful works—it’s about cultivating...
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Here we unravel the mysteries of color, its principles, and practical applications on art. Discover techniques to create compelling color palettes, how to manipulate colors, and gain a deeper understanding of the visual impact color has on art.

6 Fun Color Theory Exercises to Expand Your Creative Palette
Color theory is the backbone of visual arts, influencing the way we perceive and interpret the world around us. Understanding the principles of color and how they interact can significantly enhance your...
6 Practical Exercises to Enhance Your Understanding of Color Theory
Color theory is a fundamental aspect of art. It helps artists understand the properties of color, their relationships, and how to effectively use them in their artwork.  While learning about color theory...
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Understanding Color Theory: What is color?
Color is a captivating aspect of our visual world. It influences our emotions, perceptions, and the way we interpret the world around us.  In the realm of art and aesthetics, color theory plays a crucial...
Swatching & comparing the 4 earth tones
I love muted earth-tone colors and I generally mix them on my palette before painting in my landscapes. These are called earth-tone colors because they resemble the color of the earth or soil, and have...
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The Play of colors in landscape paintings
Landscape paintings have long captivated viewers with their breathtaking depictions of nature’s beauty. One of the most enchanting aspects of these artworks is the play of colors that brings landscapes...


In this category, we discover the beauty of nature depicted on canvas, from serene mountains to vast seascapes. Explore different styles, techniques, and the artistic process behind these breathtaking artworks. Immerse yourself in the play of light, changing seasons, and dynamic elements that make each landscape unique.

10 most common landscape compositions and why they work
14 compositions tips to improve your landscape paintings
Creating compelling and visually captivating landscape paintings requires more than just technical skill. Composition plays a vital role in capturing the essence of the scene, guiding the viewer’s...
Understanding Values and Value Studies in Landscape Painting
Landscape painting is a captivating art form that allows artists to capture the beauty and essence of the natural world. One of the key elements that contribute to the success of a landscape painting is...
Creating Depth and Perspective in Landscape Paintings: 12 Essential Tips for Artists
Landscape paintings have the power to transport viewers into a vivid world of natural beauty. One key aspect that brings these paintings to life is the incorporation of depth and perspective.  By mastering...
Dynamic & Changing Nature of Landscape in Art
The landscape has always been a captivating subject for artists, serving as a source of inspiration and a canvas to explore the beauty of the natural world.  But what truly sets landscape art apart...
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The Play of colors in landscape paintings
Landscape paintings have long captivated viewers with their breathtaking depictions of nature’s beauty. One of the most enchanting aspects of these artworks is the play of colors that brings landscapes...
Where does inspiration for painting come from? 12 Ideas to brainstorm!
How to See the Landscape as an Artist? 10 top tips
The natural world has always been a profound source of inspiration for artists, beckoning them to capture its breathtaking beauty on canvas. Yet, what sets apart a skilled landscape artist from a casual...


Here we curate a diverse collection of painting ideas to spark your imagination, ignite your creativity, and provide a constant source of inspiration for your artistic endeavors. We gather a wide range of thought-provoking prompts, themes, and subjects that can serve as a springboard for your next masterpiece.

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100 Days Of Abstract Landscapes #Week2
A quick summary of the last 7 days.. 14 days are up of my #100daysofabstractlandscapes challenge! In case you are not aware, I started a 100 day challenge to practice painting landscapes in loose abstract...
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100 days of abstract landscapes #Week1
I’m doing a 100 mini abstract landscape painting challenge where each day I’m painting abstract landscapes from reference images (unsplash/pexels) on mini canvas papers which I’m sharing...
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8 Easy Winter Painting Ideas - Christmas Coasters
Not just one or two, in this blog I’ll show you step by step how to create these 8 easy winter painting ideas, that you can create on canvas or on wooden boards like me and use as Christmas coasters...
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When art becomes your profession, it becomes difficult to get into the flow state because you are mostly thinking from your left logical brain. So sometimes I just play where I’m free to create and enjoy the process of making art, like a child!

Abstract botanical art in my sketchbook
Would you believe it if I say this is the first time I actually painted botanical leaves in my sketchbook? I remember those childhood days when I loved sketching all the botanical elements in the botany...
Mixed media collage in my art journal - Creative Elements Challenge
Today I took a break from my 100 days of abstract landscape challenge and wanted to enjoy the Sunday relaxing with art and have a creative play date with the self. That is when Laura Horn Art’s creative...