Planning an at-home painting party should be fun - not stressful! There are so many factors to consider, and if you aren't an artist, you may worry that you won't know how to begin. Painting beginners often feel intimidated by a blank canvas. Let's go over the three simple steps to any painting, so you can instill confidence in your party guests!
GUIDE YOUR GUESTS THROUGH THEIR PAINTINGS WITH A VIDEO!
So many people want to paint, but they think that they can't because they weren't born with the artistic talent that other people have. If that describes you, we have good news!
Painting is a skill that can be learned, one simple technique at a time. Acrylic painting is not a skill that is only for those lucky enough to be born with talent. With the right tools and a few simple techniques, anyone can create something that makes them proud. Acrylic painting is perfect for beginners.
Let's cover three super simple techniques that'll take your paintings up a notch!
For a sky, we recommend side-to-side strokes, switching from one color to another without rinsing your brush in between. If you notice a lot of canvas texture showing, put more paint on your brush. If your painting starts to look muddy, simply finish the section you are on, let it dry, and come back to it with another layer, where you can make any adjustments you like!
These three paintings will give you the perfect opportunity to practice this skill!
Here are three paintings that utilize this type of background!
If your colors overlap and blend as you go, you're doing it right! If you see a lot of the canvas showing through between your dabs of color, keep layering. You'll be amazed at how gorgeous your trees will be and how quickly they will come together!
Practice your stippling with these three paintings!
If some of your sky color mixes with your white for your clouds, let it! All this will do is add to the texture. Perfectly bright, white clouds with no color in them will look less realistic, so embrace the blending!
The Sketching Pad has been helping people just like you have fun and stress-free painting experiences for over a decade. Whether we're helping people create masterpieces in person in our studio, or we're guiding people who are painting at home through our painting kits and video tutorials, we are passionate about helping people see that everyone can be an artist with the right tools and guidance!
This FREE Acrylic Painting Guide includes: