Acrylic paints are an excellent medium to work with for beginner artists: They are inexpensive, dry fast, and easy to work with.
Below is a collection of 30 easy acrylic painting ideas to try out, perfect for beginner artists.
Whether you want to draw flowers, landscapes, clouds, or animals, I hope you find an idea that inspires you to create art!
Materials used include Grumbacher Watercolor Paper, various acrylic paints and brands, Pigma Micron pens (to create black lines), and a white Gelly Roll Pen (for creating white lines or dots).
30 Easy Acrylic Painting Ideas
Use your favorite colors to create a colorful mountain painting.
Here’s a little polaroid painting of a cloud and powerlines.
You can learn how to paint clouds in this blog post.
The powerlines were drawn using a Pigma Micron pen.
Paint an adorable painting of a cat staring up at the moon.
A little painting of some hydrangeas in a vase.
Paint yourself a star-filled night sky. I only used two paint colors in this painting: Titanium White and Prussian Blue.
Here’s a small, simple acrylic painting of some clouds and trees.
Here is a perfect, easy flower painting to try out for beginner artists.
Paint yourself a cute little sunny-side egg for fun!
An easy painting idea of some flowers growing by a window.
Try painting some pink clouds next!
Here is a little daisy painting to try out as well.
I wanted to try out some bold colors in this one.
Paint yourself the doors to your dream home or just something unique you want to pass through in the future!
An adorable painting of a couple out on a boat.
Here is a very simple cloud painting on canvas. Just a pastel pink background and a white fluffy cloud.
I love painting using dark backgrounds.
Create this little polaroid painting of some white flowers in a field of green.
Another colorful mountain painting to try out against a dark, night sky.
Paint yourself a little painting of an ocean view.
A very simple painting to try for anyone! Let go!
Create an outer space painting by painting a planet or moon.
Here’s a pink and purple moon because I wanted to make things colorful!
Paint a reflection of clouds against the sea.
Use your favorite colors to paint a stripey background and paint a heart.
Here is a little whimsical painting of a girl with the cosmos in her hair.
Create a painting of a cute little white bunny!
Here is a painting of a lightning storm to try out.
You can create the lightning using a white pen (I used a Gelly Roll Pen), as it gives you more control than a paintbrush.
Paint some random shapes against a background.
Go abstract! Paint whatever your heart desires.
Paint a transition of colors in the sky: From night to dusk.
Here is a simple painting of a tulip to try out as well.
Another painting of the ocean to try out.
Here is a little polaroid painting of a sunflower field to try out.
Sometimes creating art can be a daunting task: We need to continue creating art in order to get better at art, yet perfectionism and comparison can sometimes hinder that process.
I hope that this list of paintings can inspire you to create art just for the sake of creating art – To stop the overthinking and just enjoy the act of playing with colors.
Thank you for stopping by this blog post! I hope you found a cool painting idea to try out next in your sketchbook. Until next time, take care my fellow art lovers!