Acrylic
top view of flowers and pitcher still life painting surrounded by paint, brushes, palette, color wheel
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Whether you're a watercolorist, acrylic maven or colored pencil crazy, we've got a flower-fabulous project for you to tackle! Don't sweat it if you've got a black thumb — these blooms will never wilt and will always brighten your day.
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woman's hand drawing a pond landscape in colored pencils with watercolors next to the paper
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If one art medium is good, two or more is even better, right? Mixing up your materials is a great way to open up new creative territory with your artwork. Give it a try and if you're lucky, you'll surprise yourself!
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canvas painting of acrylic seascape with crashing waves next to artist workspace and tools
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Long, lovely days mean... more time for painting! These seven projects are all about that easy summer vibe.
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painting of water drops on squares of color
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Even experienced artists can get intimidated by water droplets — with their rounded shape, translucent property and nuances of highlights and shadows, they just seem so difficult. But there's a simple way to approach water drops and break 'em down so they're totally doable.
Beginner
painting a blue bird with textured acrylic medium
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As if acrylic paint isn't cool enough already, modifying it with different mediums makes it positively magic. Just by mixing your medium of choice into your base paint, you can make your paint thicker, thinner, shinier, textured and even change how long it takes to dry. The first step: understanding the basic types.
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framed watercolor painting of an evergreen forest
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Let it snow and let the paint flow! Freezing temps are the perfect excuse to cozy up with your brushes and create a few wintry works of art. Cocoa optional.
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woman's hands painting a watercolor autumn cornfield on a workspace desk
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Whether you're painting from a reference photo or working en plein air at your favorite park, creating landscapes has got to be one of the most relaxing and inspiring forms of painting. And the more different subjects you tackle, the more your skill set will grow.
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blue dream-like tree painting
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painting a pink peony on a table in watercolor
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The days are getting longer, and you know what that means... more daylight for painting! So grab a palette and get ready to bloom, big time.
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Nocturne seascape acrylic painting on canvas
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If you already know your way around the basics of brush and palette, it's time to let your skills set sail!
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