Frequently asked questions about art painting

Art Painting Supplies & Techniques

Essential acrylic painting supplies

  • acrylic paints
  • paintbrushes
  • painting surface – canvas, wood, paper
  • artist palette
  • rag/paper towels
  • cup or jar of water

Extra acrylic painting supplies

  • gesso
  • easel
  • apron
  • palette knife
  • scraping tools, sponge, toothpick, etc.
  • masking tape
  • pencil/charcoal
  • acrylic mediums
  • varnish

A general rule is to have white, black, red, blue, and yellow as your first paints. You can use these  colors to make almost any color you need. Acrylic paint set of 12 color is a good way to start with too. My favorite ones are the Liquitex and Winsor & Newton.

Acrylic paints are ideal for beginner painters. It is incredibly easy to work with and dries very quickly. Acrylic paints are also versatile and durable on a wide range of surfaces. You can also use acrylic paints to mimic watercolor or oil textures. Finally, acrylic paints are water-soluble, so they are easy to clean up.

1) Galaxy night sky, starry night
2) Mountain landscape
3) Hummingbird 
4) Your pet
5) Full Moon
6) Autumn Forest
7) colorful butterfly
8) Bouquet of Flowers
9) Gold Leaf Abstract
10) Sandy beach with sea star
11) cherry blossom Tree
12) Sunflower
13) Wooden Door
14) Abstract Modern Art
15) Abstract Seascape
16) Textured Sunset
17) Acrylic Bookmarks
18) Christmas Tree
19) Abstract Puddle Art 
20) Paint a portrait of yourself or friends, families

The most basic acrylic technique to begin with are mixing colors on the palette and the canvas. More basic techniques good to try are: layering, dry brush painting, impasto, Scumbling, Splashing, dabbing, paint with palette knife, spraying water to create splashes and drips, etc. Here are 13 useful techniques to try 

Typically, it is a good idea to wet your paintbrush a little before using your acrylic paints. The added moisture can thin out thicker paints and make them more malleable. It is best to let some water drip off first so that you do not dilute your paint too much.

Acrylic paints.

The kind of paint that are traditionally used for paint parties is acrylic paint. Acrylic paints are water-based paints that have a plastic finish once it has dried. It works very well with water to give a watercolor look. Acrylic paints are incredibly easy to work with and dries very quickly, makes it ideally for beginners and fun for a paint party.

Paint & Sip Questions

A paint and sip kit includes the essential tools for art painting, along with a tutorial video. Rather than undertaking extensive research and purchasing numerous supplies to create a painting, a paint kit simplifies and enhances the experience. All you need to do is order a paint and sip kit (usually one set per person), gather your favorite drinks, and then you can sip and paint with your families or friends without leaving the comfort of your home. 

You’ll need the essentials:

Acrylic Paint 
Palettes or Paper Plates 
Water Containers
Paper Towels
Picture or video of painting sample
Other things to level up the experience:
Your favorite drinks and music of course! 

There are a wealth of excellent brands on the market that offer paint and sip kits, paint party kits, and date night paint kits. In terms of product quality and user experience, I wanted to share my top 5 picks with you.

1. Michelle the painter
2. Paintingtogogh
3. Canvasncup 
4. Paint with a twist

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