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Still Life Tutorials
Still life painting can be a great subject matter to learn about many of the fundamental qualities of paint, from balancing colours, building up a painting in layers, to using a coloured ground and applying glazes.
Acrylic Cherry Painting - Part 1 of 4
If there is one lesson that will give a beginner amazing results, this is it. In this video tutorial series of 4 lessons, learn classical glazing techniques with acrylics
How to Paint Light & Shadow in Acrylics
This two-part tutorial looks at applying the principles of light and shadow to your paintings to improve the illusion of form and realism
Acrylic Jug Painting - Part 1 of 3
In this simple tutorial series of three lessons, we use Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue & Titanium White to understand the principles of warm & cool tones
How to Paint a Terracotta Pot Still Life with Acrylics (Free 1 hr video tutorial)
How to paint a little collection of terracotta pots, balancing intense orange next to the muted purples of the brick, which is then broken up by the fresh greens on the leaves.
How to Paint a Copper Pot in Acrylics
In this three-part tutorial capture the brilliant qualities of reflections in copper, using acrylic paint
Have you ever wondered how you paint snow? Or balance vivid greens in a scene?
These videos look at working with a very muted and vivid colour palette to capture the changing moods of the seasons.
Green Summer Trees with Acrylics
In this three-part tutorial, learn how to mix vibrant greens for a summer landscape painting
Plein Air Acrylic Sketch of a Lemon Tree
In this on location video lesson, paint a lemon tree within a secluded grove as a plein air sketch with acrylics
Monet Impressionistic Style Landscape - Part 1 of 4
Discover in this four-part tutorial series how to paint in a more Impressionistic style using Monet’s palette & techniques
Beginners Landscape Painting - Part 1 of 4
In this four-part tutorial series, learn how to get started with a simple seascape lesson in acrylics
How to Paint a Simple Snowscene with Acrylics
In this two-part tutorial, learn how to paint a muted snow scene with a limited palette
Urban scenes can be a brilliant subject to practice your drawing and compositional skills, these videos focus on looking for negative spaces and abstract patterns within your compositions.
Urban Sketch for Beginners - Ink & Watercolour Garden Sketch
Series of sketches progressing from black pen to sepia ink, to watercolour study
Acrylic Painting of a Cornish Harbour Scene
This harbour scene tutorial is a little bit more complicated, focusing on composition and drawing, so perfect if you want a challenge!
French Cafe Scene with Acrylics - Part 1 of 5
In this five-part video tutorial series, paint on board rather than canvas. We work on drawing techniques and learn the importance of your paint consistency and underpainting in these lessons
Colour Mixing Tutorials
Many things in nature are actually very muted.
These videos observe the difference between light and dark and warm and cool colours, rather than the use of a bright colour.
Materials & Setup Tutorials
Before we get started, it’s handy to have a general overview of the materials that’ll we’ll be using and why I’ve chosen them. I find when you’re first starting, it’s best to begin with a few materials and keep it really simple.
These videos cover not only how to handle a brush, but also discover which colours suit your style of painting.
Getting Started: How to Apply a Coloured Ground
An Old Master technique to rapidly improve your paintings
A quick way to understand brushes + video
Overview of acrylic brushes and the brush choices I make for a simple landscape
How to use Acrylics Gels & Mediums
How to change the consistency and handling properties of your acrylic paint using gels and mediums
You might also like: Step-by-step tutorials
Here are a few extra step-by-step written tutorials you might also like
The Immersive Power of Painting (a painting truth you can learn too late)
What if the process of practicing a craft was as important as the final result?
Acrylic Painting Tutorial - Fishing Boats in St Ives Harbour
Painting summer fishing boats in St Ives, this step-by-step acrylic tutorial looks at light fall, creating form and colourful shadows.
Peonies in Water-Mixable Oils (How do they compare to Acrylics?)
A still life set up of some fab oversized pink peonies beginning simply with acrylics then building up the piece using water-mixable oils.
How to Paint a Sunlit Room Interior with Acrylics
This step-by-step acrylic tutorial looks at balancing different areas of light and shadow (chiaroscuro) when working on a sunlit room interior scene.
Simple Acrylic Still Life Tutorial - Painting Morning Sunshine
A simple still life step-by-step study looking at glowing backlight using acrylic paint for beginners
How to Paint a Simple Still Life using Oil Paints
A simple coffee cup step-by-step study using oil paint for beginners
How to Paint Glass & Reflections with Acrylics - Part 3 of 3
Looking at tones and contrast in a step-by-step tutorial to create a realistic illusion of water in a glass