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.
Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that can be used to create beautiful paintings on canvas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, acrylic paints provide excellent coverage and vibrant colors that allow your creativity to shine through.
These paintings will inspire you to create your own beautiful canvas painting.
1. Sunset with Moon
Sunset paintings are great beginner paintings. To learn how to paint your own sunset, check out the YouTube video tutorial Acrylic Painting Tutorial – Ocean Sunset.
2. Acrylic Bee Painting
I’m a big fan of the bumblebee, so this acrylic painting really caught my eye. The artist did a great job with the painting, and the color palette is perfect.
3. Italian Shore Painting
Freshen up your home with a beautiful painting of the Italian shore. Whether it is seaside cliffs, sailboats in the harbor, or a stunning sunset, you can brighten up your walls and bring a touch of the Mediterranean into your living space.
4. Cat on Ball Painting
Show off your love of cats with a playful painting of a black cat on a yellow ball. This modern piece will bring some fun and creativity to your art collection.
5. Mountain Morning
Capture the beauty of nature with a painting of a mountain morning in the wilderness. You can paint snow-capped peaks or a meadow blanketed in fog.
Let the sunshine in with a fun sun painting. You can achieve this look by using metallic paint in the color gold.
7. Easy Flowers
I love the simplicity of this sunflower and bee painting. This is the perfect beginner’s painting. The orange, yellow, and green colors go together perfectly.
8. Abstract Cat Painting
Get creative and show off your wild side with an abstract cat painting. This captivating piece has a fun and eye-catching look.
9. Campfire at Night
I love how cool the triangle canvas makes this painting look. Using different-shaped canvas is perfect for giving your painting as a gift.
Benefits of Using Acrylic Paints Part One
Wide range of color options – Acrylic paints come in many colors, including bright hues and subtle shades, so you can easily find the perfect colors for your project.
Easy to use – Unlike other types of paint, acrylic paint is easy to apply and requires no special techniques or skills. This makes it ideal for beginners who want to explore their creativity without worrying about complicated painting techniques.
10. Floral Acrylic Painting
A flower painting like this would make an excellent gift for a loved one, especially for holidays like Mother’s Day. This would also make a great spring seasonal art piece.
11. Colorful Sun
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 lovely.
12. Summer Fern Painting
Instill a sense of calm in your home with a summer fern painting. Nature-themed artwork will bring an outdoor garden inside your home.
13. Yellow Sakura
I love the yellow and purple color palettes used for this canvas painting. The texture of the leaves and moon make this painting stand out.
14. Woman and Florals
This could be a challenging and fun project if you’re an adventurous beginner. Make your women look different than the one shown here to give the painting your own personal touch.
You can achieve a professional look as a beginner with this design. I love the color palette used for this painting.
16. Mini Canvas Painting
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.
17. Stacked Stones Painting
Create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in your home with a stacked stones painting. This type of artwork is perfect for any nature-lover, with its use of muted colors.
Benefits of Using Acrylic Paints Part Two
Durable – Acrylic paintings are highly durable and will last many years. This makes them ideal for use in outdoor settings (rock painting, for example, as they can withstand the elements.
Affordable – Compared to other paints, acrylic paint is relatively inexpensive, making it a great choice for those on a budget. Whether painting a large canvas or doing small projects around the house, you can get excellent results using acrylic paint without breaking the bank.
If you are looking for an easy-to-use paint that produces vibrant colors and is perfect for both beginners and experienced artists alike, then acrylic paint is the right choice for you.
18. Small Circular Canvas
If you want to create something unique, consider using a mini circular canvas. You can achieve a gold shimmer appearance by using a metallics paint in gold.
19. Snake Plant
If you’re looking for a plant painting reference, I love this abstract agave plant canvas by the artist.
20. Heart Canvas Board
This heart canvas board helps you create a cute and unique canvas painting. Paint your night sky using your choice of colors.
21. Snowy Canvas
During winter, cozy up with a hot drink and your favorite painting tools and be inspired by this lovely winter scene.
22. Mountain Landscape
If you enjoy painting landscapes, this canvas painting is an excellent reference for beginners.
23. Rainbow Cat
A cat painting would make a great gift for the cat lover in your life.
24. Fun Face Art
This fun face art painting is simple and will inspire you to paint your cool face. Play around with different colors, shapes, and facial expressions.
Advice for Painting on Canvas Part One
If you’re new to painting on canvas and want to try your hand at acrylic paints, there are a few tips that can help you get the best results, such as keeping the fabric, texture, and priming (you can buy a primed canvas) in mind.
Each of these things will affect the quality of the canvas and what kind of painting is best for the chosen canvas.
25. Purple Sunset
If you like this painting but want to switch things up, you can change the colors to suit your taste. You can find the mini canvas and easel on Amazon.
26. Love Birds
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.
27. Sunflowers and Lady Bug
If you’re looking for a beautiful housewarming gift, consider a handmade painting. This sunflower painting can be purchased from the artist.
28. She is Fierce
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.
29. Beach Waves
Here’s a fantastic painting of the ocean with waves. This painting is part of a series. Check out the artist to see more seaside paintings.
Advice for Painting on Canvas Part Two
Next, take the time to practice your technique by trying out some smaller projects before moving on to larger canvases. And finally, always be sure to protect your work with a layer of varnish once it’s finished to preserve the colors and keep them looking vibrant over time.
With these simple tips, you can create unique paintings with acrylic paint in no time.
30. Pink Trees
If you’ve never painted on mini on canvas, you should try it. It’s so fun looking at the finished product.
31. Flower Painting
A painting of this size would look great hanging on a wall in your home.
32. Orca Whale
If you love painting things that live in the sea, I think you’ll love using this Orca whale painting for inspiration.
33. Colorful Hearts
I love how this simple idea came together perfectly. Add a pop of color to your living space with this painting.
I’m loving the purple theme used for this floral painting. I also love the circular artboard.
35. Pretty Pears Still Life Painting
Enjoy a lovely evening spent painting your favorite fruit or meal. This is a watercolor painting, but it still inspires acrylic painters.
Painting on canvas is an enjoyable, rewarding experience that helps you to express yourself creatively. From still lifes and landscapes to abstract designs, the possibilities are endless and waiting to be explored.
Additional Painting Ideas:
- Paint a coffee mug
- Paint a still-life composition
- Paint a landscape
- Paint a portrait
- Paint an animal or pet portrait
- Paint a cityscape
- Paint a seascape
- Paint flowers
- Paint a landscape at sunset
- Paint an interior scene
- Paint houses or condos
- Paint a barn
- Paint a rural scene
- Paint a self-portrait
There are endless possibilities for painting with acrylics, so don’t be afraid to experiment and try new techniques. And who knows, if you’re new to painting, you may discover your new favorite hobby.
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