60 Excellent but Simple Acrylic Painting Ideas For Beginners

We all know that painting is a good hobby to have, as it is not only creative but also immensely therapeutic and satisfying. People who take up painting like to do so either using water paints or using acrylic paints and not with oil paints at least in the beginning. This is because not only are oil paints more expensive but also a bit more difficult to deal with in terms of mixing and using. While water paints are relatively easy to use, they tend to be a bit cumbersome in usage as it takes a while for the painting to dry out before you can proceed with more layering or adding texture.


That is why it makes sense for people to start using acrylic paints. Not only are they not that expensive but also easy to use. What is more you will also find that not only can you dilute acrylic paints with water but also that acrylic paints dry very soon. This is a very handy trait to have when you are just starting to paint and are impatient to finish your painting. While we are on the subject of acrylic painting, it also makes sense to have some easy acrylic painting ideas to get started on. That is why; we give below some easy acrylic painting ideas to get you started.

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Copy ideas: Yes, we are asking you to look at galleries of acrylic paintings and simply try to emulate one of them. You may also like Pottery paintings. This is not plagiarism in the strictest sense because the final painting will not be the same as the one you are copying and in fact, will be your interpretation of the other person’s work. The thing is while you are simply copying the concept that the other person has put down on canvas, it will be completely imprinted with your imagination and thought process.

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Do a Landscape: A landscape is a nice idea to get started when you are using acrylic paints. This is because the first layer of paint that you will apply to create a background will dry quickly and let you proceed with the next application of paints. But you do need to make sure that the landscape you chose to paint is not too complicated. Start with a simple vista so that the end result is good and you are encouraged to go on painting with acrylic paints.

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Start with Abstracts: There are many arguments about whether abstracts are more difficult to do than other ways of painting or not. However, since we are talking about a beginner and that too using acrylic paints which dry very fast, it is a good idea to start making candles also. but you can also start painting simple abstracts. If you closely look at abstracts, you will come to realize that all abstracts are not the same; there are a few that do not point at any object or being but just a nice mix of colors in an interesting manner.


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