Painting with fingers using acrylic colors-
One of the most peculiar Acrylic Painting Techniques for Beginners we can think of right now is the one that involves your fingers. Well, we are not talking about a painting method in which your fingers are going to be used in addition to brushes. In this method, the entire painting gets completed with your fingers and palms. So, basically, you don’t make use of any tool to smear blobs of colors on your canvas. Your hands become your tool, and you can really create amazing art pieces using the tool that your hands become. Starting from simple dotted paintings to elaborate ones containing difficult subjects, everything is possible with this technique. All you need is some practice.
Acrylic paintings are versatile. They offer you endless ways to paint. And you can get as experimental with acrylic colors as you want to. Although there are many different techniques to make your watercolor painting alive, artists probably have a secret penchant for splattering. With this technique, you can create amazing textures in your painting. So, this technique works best when it’s not a smooth painting surface that you want. The texture added by this technique to your painting looks simply out of the world. Keep in mind that you need a lot of paint to get this technique right. So, make sure your acrylic color tubes are full before giving this trick a try.
If you are fond of wet painting, and you like your painting to be wet while you work at it, use this technique. Misting basically means spraying water onto dry areas of your painting to make them wet again so that you can work on them without hassles. All you can do for this technique is use a bottle especially meant for misting and spray water onto your painting whenever and wherever needed.
If you have studied about painting, you probably know that apart from brushes, we also use various different kind of tools for painting techniques. So you will have to learn about using a palette knife to apply paint on the surface and making some designs with it. The process is almost like spreading butter on a bread.
This is also a very interesting project of using a matte medium with acrylic paint to create beautiful scenes. You will have to paint thin layers of colors for building the color until it looks rich.
If you are finding the trick of under painting, here it is for you. First, we always recommend creating a sketch of a paint you are making. Now choose a contrasting color for the palette to draw them under the image. Now you will have to take an opaque acrylic paint and paint all over it to hide the trace of painting.
Layering is the process of painting in layers. You will have to start painting big the block of colors often as washes. So it is a great way of adding layers of colors. Mainly it is used for painting portraits but you can also use it for other subjects.
Mix Colors Before Painting:
When you are mixing colors, instead of completely mixing the two colors, first try to give it a brief mix with your palette knife. Now you should use this partially mixed colors to paint. You will see that the colors are mingling with each other from your work surface.