Acrylic Painting

Do you want to learn to paint with Acrylics but don’t know where to start? There’s a lot to take in but once you get to grips with the painting basics you can just get on and create masterpieces.

I’ve compiled a reference list of posts and free acrylic painting tutorials below, so you can easily find what you are looking for.

If you prefer to learn from watching video demonstrations, here are a collection of over 6+ hours of free acrylic painting lessons I’ve created.

With over 7 million views on Youtube, students have created some fantastic results.

Getting Started

How to…

Colour Mixing & Understanding Pigments

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Inspiration, Travels & Art History

Varnishing & Isolation Coat

Free Acrylic Painting Video Tutorials

Still Life Tutorials

Click here to see students success stories with the Cherry tutorial.

Landscape Tutorials

Online Courses

For more in-depth tutorials and step-by-step lessons have a look at the Acrylic Painting online Courses below:


  • How to Paint with Acrylics Beginners Course4 hours of step-by-step video tutorial using classical techniques with acrylics, designed for absolute beginners. The best place to start to give you an in-depth introduction to the variety of techniques and methods used with acrylic painting.


  • Beginners Acrylic Colour Mixing Course – Discover a simple colour mixing method that works to fully understand the power of your paint pigments. Work through a progressive series of colour mixing lessons and demonstrations using acrylic paint.
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  • Acrylic Impressionistic Course – 1 1/2 hours introduction to acrylic painting using an Impressionistic style. Work with two colours to develop a looser paint handling style in your work. Simple tips to improve your paintings.


  • Masterclass Acrylic Still Life Course – Develop your glazing techniques and use of colour in this Classical masterclass painting course. Using techniques from the Old Masters, using acrylics instead of oils you’ll learn the power of glazes to create compelling realist still life paintings.
  • Acrylic_portrait_beginners_courseColour Portrait with AcrylicsOver 4 hrs of tutorials including 3 different step-by-step portrait demonstrations. The course teaches how to achieve natural, realistic looking skin tones with acrylics using classical portrait painting techniques.