Acrylic Painting Techniques & Art

Join the millions of artists who are experimenting with acrylic art! Discover inspiration and acrylic painting techniques that will help you create beautiful acrylic paintings, whether you’re just getting started or you’d like to add to your painting skills.

pouring acrylic paint wash pour

Finish Your First Perfect Painting

Contemporary acrylic paintings often showcase a wide variety of special effects. Many of those effects can be achieved by pouring acrylic paint. Pouring is a great way to smooth out unwanted texture, get marbleized effects, rich colored glazes, and add some fun to your painting process. Although pouring is a relatively simple technique, it...

Turquoise Sea by Nancy Reyner

Your Art Should Feel Like Play–Not Work

Sometimes I have a really hard time focusing on my job. Like this morning…I set out to write about Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution, which is on sale. First I wanted to get my hands on a copy, so I asked around the office to see where I could find one. Moments later, a colleague...

Whitney Biennial 2017 Preview: Painting and More

Artist’s Network was in New York this week for a preview of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, the 78th exhibition in the series, which dates back to 1932 and is perhaps the most influential survey of contemporary American art. This year’s program is the first Biennial to be held in the Whitney Museum’s new building in...