Painting for Beginners

by Marcia Burtt

Painting for Beginners

Great news! If you’ve never made a painting before you won’t be hampered by all the “dos and don’ts” that confuse and constrict people who have studied art.


  1. No one but you can make a painting just like yours.
  2. Don’t worry about what anyone else would say or do.
  3. If something bothers you about your painting, change it.

Art is the one activity in which you make the rules. Because they are quick drying and opaque, acrylic paints do not demand planning. Changing your mind constantly is not a problem and in fact can add to the spontaneity and freshness of the end product. Continue reading