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Great Easy Acrylic Painting Projects

Updated on May 14, 2013

Find Great Easy Acrylic Painting Projects

Find easy acrylic painting projects. It has great ideas and acrylic painting projects and access to other painting projects too. Discover the joy of painting in acrylic and explore this great medium with these projects.

Finding an Easy Acrylic Painting Project

Finding things to paint can be a trial sometimes. But it need not be. There are things to paint all around. For instance did you know that Vincent van Gogh spent months and months painting nothing but flowers. It doesn't matter that he used oils it was the dedication to finding a subject no matter how difficult the task.

Often us painters cannot see what to paint, we are too busy looking for that amazing landscape or capturing rare lighting which is all great. But in doing so we miss the little things. We forget that it is the beauty in what we see and paint that makes it amazing.

Below are projects for you to try. Depending on where you are in the world will depend on when and if you have winter, summer or seasons or monsoons. But there is no reason why you cannot adapt each project for your own needs. OK here goes.

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Finding great acrylic painting projects is a great idea as it expands your learning and techniques and gives you plenty of ideas. Below are some project ideas for your acrylic painting

Easy Acrylic Painting Project 1

Project 1

For this project we are going back to basics. For those of you who haven't done any color mixing start here.

Watch this video on basic color mixing as you will need to be able to mix colors for future projects.

Then practice until you can confidently get most of the basic colors.

Orange

Green

Purple etc

How to Mix Acrylic Paint Colors

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Ebay will have both hard and easy acrylic painting projects for you to try. What is easy to one person will be hard for another so keep posted for different projects as they come up.

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Easy Acrylic painting project 2

painting project Two

Van Gogh may not be to everyone's taste, however his work was based on feeling and color. If you are a beginner without much experience it is important for you to get the feel of the paint, how it works, how quickly it dries and what it looks like. The best way to do this is to play.

To do this project we are stepping into Van Gogh shoes. We are aiming not for an artistically correct piece, but one with color and feeling. Using your new found color mixing skills from project one we are going to create a simple painting.

1. Pick a subject that you love. Make sure it is fairly simple to do. Try to keep it natural. Flowers in a bottle or vase would be great, your favorite part of a garden, a cliff a tree etc. If you think a vase is too much keep it to one flower. Painting outside can be a challenge so only do this if you feel comfortable. Remember this isn't about making a perfect picture but playing with color. do not paint from a picture or photo from other artists.

2. Gather together all your art colors and canvases and brushes.

3. Spend time looking at your image. Break your image down into both color and light.

4. Just paint the very basic shapes and basic colors. Don't worry about detail just the overall image.

5. Make sure your colors are over vibrant and your paint thick. Keep your brushes larger to prevent fussiness.

Project 3 - Simple Acrylic Winter Landscape Project Challenge - Project 3

This is a lovely painting to do, it reminds me much of the Bob Ross style which is well known for bringing art to everyone. So challenge yourself to get out those brushes and explore the colors of winter!

Easy Painting Project 4 - A Simple Landscape

Project 4

This is a beautiful little painting to do. Not only is it a project but it also teaches you techniques all done by a 3 hour video tuition after which you should have some useful knowledge to apply to any local landscape painting you might fancy doing.

How to Paint A Landscape: The Direct Painting Method: Time Lapse

This is a time lapse video of How to paint a landscape. It is in Acrylics and is one of the core modules of a course. The video is created by

Project 5 - Fun Cave Horse Painting

This Comes With a Popularity Warning

One of my favorite projects was one I didn't think I would enjoy but it was really fun. This is the cave horse painting. This is a beginners project however lots of people af all skill levels love to do this one. You recreate the stone walls by building up the paint much as you would for any other painting though it is designed to look really messy! The cave horse is painted much as the cave men would have done and he looks fats and dumpy.

Cave horse and other cave animal pictures are on the open domain if you want to get one.

WARNING: Very Popular. I didn't think anyone would like a picture of a cave horse, but have found that it is very popular. My sister napped mine when my tiny house got crowded with art. Then my other sister wanted one too and I have to repaint one for me! So be warned you might have to do more than one! It isn't a problem it is fun to do and can be done quite quickly.

If you want to learn how to do it the lessons are here.

(Horse photo by Me)

For more information and the original photo go to Lascaux Horse

Lots of Painting Projects for the Beginner to Advanced Painter

This is absolutely amazing! I came across this site while searching for inspiration and wow did they give it. This site has to be the best and most comprehensive site for art courses on the net. If you don't agree and have found another one feel free to pop it on the comments as I am always in search of the best information and ideas out there. But I think this will be very hard to beat!

This is definitely the site by artists for artists of all levels and skills. These guys cover everything from easy acrylic painting projects like the one above right through to the more complicated projects and courses. If in doubt they do a free course and a free magazine just to get you started - these should keep you occupied for a while. However if you want to plunge right in there are some great courses and they start at low prices or you can buy modules.

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Please note that as I think so much of them I have joined and affiliate for AAO.

What was your best acrylic painting project? Why was that? Did you do something different?

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Good informatrion for artists

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      Cheryl Paton 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      I like trying various techniques for painting with acrylics. One of my favorites is painting with bubble wrap.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      great new hobby to pick up, my kids are craft pro's, thank you for the idea, easily blessed and liked your lens here.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      "Pick a subject that you love." What an insightful way to get folks started down the path of their own creative endeavors! That amazing topic isn't always so amazing at the start until the artist puts their heart to it. Nicely done!

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