EASY ACRYLIC PAINTING IDEAS: PAINTING A LANDSCAPE

Acrylics is the most beginner friendly painting medium you can work with. They are versatile, easy to use and affordable as compared to other painting mediums. All of these traits make them a suitable choice for beginners.  Hence, most beginners prefer working on easy acrylic painting ideas.

The process of painting usually involves few processes which include gathering materials, setting up the workspace, taking inspirations and deciding which technique and style to use. All of these processes can prove to be overwhelming in the beginning. Dont worry! We can help you with all of those processes. In this guide, we would take you through the whole process of painting a landscape with Acrylics.

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Taking Inspiration

As a beginner, its difficult to find inspiration for ideas. There is a whole set of things that you can try to paint but picking out one can be puzzling. Landscape painting is the first idea that most beginners think of. Now there is a whole diversity about painting a landscape as it contains great details but you can keep it simple. Consider this painting as a reference, you can forgo minor details and focus on trying to implement different techniques.

Important aspect here is the use of different techniques to achieve certain effects. Initially, it can be tough to choose techniques to adopt, but through practice you can develop the sense of using different technique to create various effects.

Painting Supplies

It’s essential to have your tools ready before you start your craft. As a beginner, it is not necessary to invest heavily on supplies. For acrylic painting, you can count on these basic items to get started:

  1. Acrylic Paints(Raw Umber, Quinacrodone Magenta, Deep Violet, Green Deep Permanent, Light Green Permanent, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue )
  2. Set of Paint Brushes
  3. Canvas or other painting surface
  4. Easel or other supporting stand
  5. Palette or a dish to pour paints and mix them
  6. Clean paper towels or rags
  7. Water

Setting up your working place

Things are bound to get messy when you work with paints. No matter how careful you are, you can spill paint or drop your palette. We recommend setting up your easel or stand in an open space. For you this can be a room, patio or backyard, whatever suits you. If an open space is not available, it is advisable to use plastic sheets to cover the floor and nearby furniture to avoid getting paint on them. It is important to have your supplies close, so you don’t have to move away from your canvas. Acrylics dry fast, so you don’t have the time to reach out for your supplies. You lose your focus and rhythm by constantly swaying away from your workplace. Make sure the lighting is adequate for the true form of colors to be visible. This will help you to get your color shades right.

Tips and Techniques

Consider these tips and techniques for this painting;

  • In this painting, stippling and dabbing are the techniques that will help you add details. 
  • For instance, the leaves and the grass represent details added through stippling and dabbing.
  • Use smaller brush for finer details like tree branches on top.

We hope that you would find this guide resourceful. Send us a picture of your painting if you try to replicate this painting!