You don’t need to be born with artistic talent to learn to paint with acrylics. And you certainly don’t need years of experience to find the joy in painting.
All you need is:
- a desire to create (which I know you have, otherwise you wouldn’t be here)
- an open mind
- dedicated time to explore your creative potential
I started acrylic painting as a hobby over 10 years ago, and I’m so glad I started. I’ve witnessed both the healing power that comes along with painting as well as the fulfillment of creating something with your hands.
But why should you learn to paint?
Because I believe we all have that same basic desire to create something and to feel more connected with ourselves at the same time.
It’s something our brains crave.
And painting (with acrylics) is a simple and easy way to achieve this.
Plus it’s super fun!
Let the painting journey begin..
On this journey of learning acrylic painting I will show you different acrylic techniques, tips and tutorials.
I’ll also help you overcome the fear of a blank canvas by showing you easy step by step painting tutorials that anyone can do.
To start things off I recommend going through my Ultimate Beginners Guide to Acrylic Painting. It’ll go over the basics of acrylic paints and mediums along with the basic supplies you’ll need to get started and other useful tips.
Once you’ve brushed up on the basics, and you want to start your first (or 10th) painting, check out the posts below for inspiration.
If you want even more ideas, take a look at this post for 40+ Easy Painting Ideas, to get your creative juices flowing. There’s a mix of text based tutorials and video tutorials that you can choose from.
I’ll leave you with a quote that perfectly sums up the experience of creating art. Love this one!
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.Thomas Merton