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.


Silver and Gold | Acrylic Paintings By Jim Seitz

It took New Orleans artist Jim Seitz four months of trial and error to develop his method for successfully combining acrylic and metal leaf. His process begins with taping the outside of a gallery-wrapped canvas to create a crisp edge ...


Your Fall, Must-Have Acrylic Resource | Acrylic Artist Fall 2014 Issue

Explore your creativity with the Fall 2014 issue of Acrylic Artist, a special 124-page issue celebrating the versatility of acrylic. Featuring a wide variety of vibrant and varied acrylic and mixed-media paintings—along with tips from fellow artists who share their processes—you’ll be inspired to experiment with acrylic-specific mediums to change the dynamic of your paints,  discover ways to incorporate...


Figures and Faces | Acrylic Painting Gallery

Four award-winning acrylic painters—Del-Bourree Bach, Harry Burman, Jason Sacran and John Walker—are known for their acrylic paintings of the human figure and face. See a sampling of their acrylic paintings below, and read their insights and best practices for capturing the emotional potency of the subject in Acrylic Artist, a 124-page special fall release from the...


The Chaos of Nature | Greg Navratil Acrylic Gallery

Oregon acrylic artist Greg Navratil‘s brilliant nature scenes combine heightened realism with a strong underlying abstract sensibility.  When you stand in front of one of his acrylic paintings, there’s a lot to take in. First there’s the size, which is generally large, with some paintings comprising numerous square panels adding up to several feet on...


Energetic Acrylics | Richard M. Greene Gallery

The acrylic paintings of Richard M. Greene radiate a decisive energy as bold brushstrokes assemble themselves without fuss or backtracking into powerfully telling images. The freshness and inventiveness of the works are all the more remarkable when we discover that they were painted by an artist in his later years. Sadly, Greene passed away...

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5 Acrylic Paint Application Techniques

In a painting class, often many students express to me a similar goal: “I want to get past that stupid AWKWARD STAGE!” I use the term awkward stage in my acrylic painting books. The awkward stage refers to the painful point in the painting process where everything is blocked in and you feel nothing...