Wednesday, July 2, 2014

An Easy Acrylic Painting for Beginners

This is an easy acrylic painting for beginners. The video is a step by step tutorial on how to make this colorful Rainbow Rain painting. It is fun and easy to do. 

Here is the video tutorial:

Let me explain how we did our painting.

The first thing that we did was to draw out the silhouette on a piece of paper that we wanted to use. I used the internet to stimulate my imagination to come up with my silhouette idea. I wanted the little girl to be kicking up the rainbow water from under her feet so I gave her boots and gave her a playful look. Use your imagination to create a silhouette that matches your personality and style. 

The next step was to draw it onto our canvas with pencil. After we were done drawing it out on the canvas we used masking tape to cover the little girl and umbrella where we did not want the rainbow rain to go. The tape will pull up a bit of the pencil drawing so you will know where to cut the tape in order to form the exact shape of the umbrella.

We used an easel to hold our painting. We also did our painting outside in the grass but if you are doing this painting inside we suggest that you put something on the floor to protect your floors from any paint that may drip from your picture. 

We used Artist Loft paint brushes but you can use whatever you have handy. This painting does not require fancy brushes. :)  I used a number 8 brush and Kymberly used a number 5. We just picked brushes that would hold the paint on the brush pretty well. We like to keep things simple. We like to keep our art projects light and fun. Not complicated. 

We used a paint tray to hold our paint while we painted. We used black, white and rainbow colors. Be sure to water your rainbow colors down with plenty of water so that they create an easy drip. We added water to each color in our tray and then added more water if it required more. You will figure out what works best for you as you do your painting. 

Once we have our paint watered down we fill our paint brushes with plenty of paint and randomly place our full paint brushes at the top or our canvas. This will allow the paint to drip down the front of the canvas. We started out with our dark colors first. 

One by one add a little of each color onto your canvas. Try to direct your drips to fill in the white spots by touching your canvas under the drip that you are creating. This will help prevent a lot of your drips from running into each other. Kymberly shows us how to do this in the video. I was relieved to get this tip from her to make it much easier for me to do. 

After we fill our canvas with beautiful rainbow colors of rain we let the canvas dry. After it is dry we slowly peel the tape off of our painting.

  Now it is time to paint our silhouette. Do not worry if some of the paint got under your tape. We use our black and white paint to touch-up anything that needs a touch-up. Relax and have fun with it. 

The last thing that we do is add the rainbow splashes that our silhouette little girl is kicking up. We love how our paintings turned out. They are such fun and happy little paintings. 

We hope that you will give this awesome project a try too. 
Don't forget to watch the video for more tips and tricks on how to do this painting. Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Check out our other easy painting video too.

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