Step by Step painting – 3 birds

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To start painting you will need only a few basic supplies.

Canvas – Actually any surface that is paintable will do. Wood, canvas or mixed media paper (a thicker paper that will be able to handle acrylic paints)

Paint – Acrylic paint, craft/fluid acrylics will do! (no need to go pro while you are learning a student grade acrylic paint will work)

Brushes – Acrylic paint brushes (I do not recommend watercolour brushes or hard bristle brushes for this guide) Soft but firm hair brushes in several sizes. I like a small round for doing finder lines and a 1/4 and 1/2 inch filbert.

Water cup – Don’t use water to paint with only to clean the brush in between changing colours.

Paper towel / old rag – to dry your brush after washing.

Palette – a paper plate will work great

Table covering and a apron if your are messy like me!

Take a deep breath and say these affirmations!

My creativity is free and flowing easily

I am satisfied with what I create and it brings me joy

I am creative

My inner artist is stronger than my inner critic

Remember: Ditch perfection aim for expression!

Enroll in the Level up your paint night course to learn some basic techniques and how to deal with happy little accidents


Below is links to products that I use regularly

Sax True Flow Acrylic Paint – Pint – Set of 12 – Assorted Colors


Princeton Art & Brush Real Value Synthetic Brush Set


I really enjoy using Filbert brushes Here is a link to a great set!

Professional Artist Paint Brushes-Set of 6-Filbert Golden Synthetic Nylon Bristles for Oil-Acrylic Painting


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