21 Acrylic Painting Ideas on Canvas for Beginners

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I’m sharing a collection of easy acrylic painting ideas on canvas for beginners.

Below you’ll find a collection of sunset paintings, flower paintings, mini canvas paintings, and more.

These paintings will inspire you to create your own beautiful canvas painting.

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sunset with moon

Sunset paintings are great beginners paintings. To learn how to paint your own sunset, check out the YouTube video tutorial Acrylic Painting Tutorial – Ocean Sunset.

Artist Credit: kjtuffnellart

SUNBURST PAINTING

Let the sun shine in with a fun sun painting. You can achieve this look by using Dazzling Metallics paint in gold. Modern Tropical is the artist of this painting.

EASY FLOWERS

I love the simplicity of this sunflower and bee painting. This is the perfect beginners painting. The orange, yellow, and green colors go together perfectly.

ROSES EASY ACRYLIC PAINTING IDEAS

A flower painting like this would make a great gift for a loved on. Especially for holidays like Mother’s Day. This would also make a great spring seasonal art piece.

Artist Credit: atuflower

RAINBOW SUN PAINTING

This painting is so simple and beautiful. I would love to paint something similar using pastel colors. I think that pinks and purples would look beautiful. This sun retro painting was created by Nadja.

YELLOW SAKURA FLOWERS WITH MOON

I’m loving the yellow and purple color palette used for this canvas painting. The texture on the leaves and moon really make this painting stand out.

Artist Credit: atuflower_

EASY ACRYLIC PAINTING IDEAS OFF RAINFOREST

You can achieve a professional look as a beginner with a design like this. I love the color palette used for this painting.

Artist Credit: Modern Tropical

MINI CANVAS PAINTING OF NIGHT SKY

Mini canvases are so fun to create. They make a great addition to your home decor. I love this painting of clouds and a purple night sky.

Artist Credit: _magic.paper

CIRCLE CANVAS OF BLUE MOUNTAINS AND TREES WITH WATER

If you want to create something unique, consider using a mini circular canvas. You can achieve the gold shimmer appearance by using Dazzling Metallics paint in gold.

Artist Credit: varnaastra.art

PLANT WITH SUN

If you’re looking for a plant painting reference, I love this abstract agave plant canvas by Flow Line.

SNOWY HOUSE SCENE FOR WINTER

During the winter season, cozy up with a hot drink, your favorite painting tools, and be inspired by this lovely winter scene.

Artist Credit: art_by_parigya

MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE

If you enjoy painting landscapes, this canvas painting is a great reference for beginners.

Artist Credit: artisters_art

RAINBOW BEHIND CAT

A cat painting would make a great gift for the cat lover in your life. This painting was created by I Love Doodle.

PURPLE SUNSET ON BEACH

If you like this painting but want to switch things up, you can change the colors to suit your personal taste. You can find the mini canvas and easel on Amazon.

Artist Credit: suchitha_16

LOVE BIRDS IN TREE

This is the perfect easy painting for beginners. I actually did something similar to this following the YouTube tutorial How To Paint An Easy Acrylic Painting For Beginners.

Artist Credit: crazy_moss21

SUNFLOWER WITH LADYBUG

If you’re looking for a beautiful housewarming gift, consider a handmade painting. This sunflower painting can be purchased from the artist dreamerpaints.

WOMAN WEARING SHE IS FIERCE JACKET

Show off your painting skills with this She is Fierce canvas painting reference. You can make this your own by drawing the woman differently, using different colors, etc.

BEACH WAVES ACRYLIC PAINTING IDEAS

Here’s a cool painting of the ocean with waves. This painting is a part of a series. Check out the artist to see more seaside paintings.

Artist Credit: unique_art_101_

MINI CANVAS PAINTING OF PINK TREES

If you’ve never painted on mini on canvas, you should definitely give it a try. It’s so fun looking at the finished product. This painting was painted by Art by Asta.

ABSTRACT FLOWER PAINTING

A painting of this size would look great hanging on a wall in your home. This particular art piece was painted by Boondocks Painting.

HEARTS PAINTING

I love how this simple idea came together perfectly. Add a pop of color to your living space with this painting by Pink Wisteria Designs.

WILDFLOWER PAINTING WITH CIRCULAR CANVAS

I’m loving the purple theme used for this floral painting. I also love the circular artboard.

Artist Credit: kartikeyshrutii

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