online acrylics painting courses





Acrylic Painting

Using acrylics is the easiest way to learn how to paint successfully. My acrylic painting lessons stem from classical oil painting techniques, so they will teach you the foundations of painting in both mediums.
Acrylics are very forgiving for beginners to work with. They are water-soluble, fast-drying and water-resistant when dry. Perfect for a variety of art projects and applications, from washes and coloured glazes to thick impasto brushstrokes. They are great for beginners who like to work quickly, as they dry rapidly and clean up with water!

Painting with Acrylics

Acrylics can be used on any surface, including canvas, paper, wood, fabric, and more. I’ve put together this page, as a starting point in your painting journey with free practical acrylic tutorials and articles.
You’ll discover why you should be selective with composition, how colour mixing ‘works’ (and why it doesn’t), and learn the benefits of a limited palette.
Also, learn about the essential painting tools, materials, and techniques for acrylic painting – including brush handling, canvas stretching, and basic painting techniques like layering, blending, and varnishing.

Painting Tutorials

If you’re looking for acrylic painting ideas, there are over 8+ hours of free acrylic video tutorials (the cherry painting gets excellent results!) alongside step-by-step acrylic painting lessons for beginners.
Start with some simple acrylic painting still lifes, like jugs, and fruit and move on to more advanced topics like colour mixing and composition. After you’ve mastered the basics, you can move on to painting projects, including street scenes, sesacapes and landscapes,
If you’d like a structured step-by-step approach to painting with acrylics, have a look at the Absolute Beginners Acrylic Painting Course, it’s packed with painting techniques and easy-to-follow acrylic painting projects.

How to...

A series of ‘how to’ articles and videos on some of the most common questions and simple video tutorials.

Varnishing & Isolation Coat

How do you varnish an acrylic painting? What is an isolation coat? And do you even need to varnish your oil painting at all?

Colour Mixing & Understanding Pigments

Inspiration, Travels, Exhibition Reviews & Art History

Exhibition reviews and painting travels looking at the exhibitions with an artist’s eye