Things To Paint: Easy, Cool & Aesthetic Painting Ideas
Easy Painting Ideas For Beginners
Below is the list of 20 easy painting ideas. Whether you’re just starting with acrylics or in painting rut, the ideas below will sprinkle you with some inspiration.
1. Easy Beginner Daisy Painting
Flowers are an easy subject matter to start with. And these one-stroke daisies are the perfect flower for beginners while also practicing brush work. Looking for a bright and happy art project, then check out this cheerful white and yellow daisy painting tutorial!
2. Cute Snowman Painting
Christmas holidays are the perfect time to sit back, relax with a warm cup of cocoa and enjoy a mindful painting tutorial. This cute snowman painting is a great painting project to do together with family/friends and older kids too. Grab your warm beverage and cozy up with this lovely snowman painting tutorial.
3.Butterfly Sitting on a Flower Painting
Butterflies and flowers make the perfect pair so why not paint them together. This bright and cheerful sunflower and blue morpho butterfly is a wonderful composition because blue and yellow are complimentary colors and make the colors pop! Get happy and paint this dynamic duo in this butterfly sitting on a flower tutorial.
5. Mountain Landscape Painting For Beginners
Landscape paintings are one of the first paintings that come to mind when thinking of things to paint. This beautiful (and easy) mountain landscape painting tutorial will show you how to paint a mountain, and paint in a gorgeous pink sunset sky. Climb over to the tutorial here —> how to paint a mountain
6. Painting on Wood Slices (Ornaments)
Did you know you can use acrylic paint on wood slices? And these gorgeous cuts of pine and bas make unique paintings that you can display around your home, paint as ornaments, give as gifts, sell or just because. If you’ve never painted on wood, you’ll want to check out this tutorial on how to paint wood slice ornaments for everything you need to know.
7. Black Canvas Painting Idea & How To Paint The Moon
There’s no easier way to start painting then to limit your palette to only 2 simple paint colors: black and white. You’ll also learn how to paint the moon on a dramatic black canvas in this easy moon painting tutorial.
8. Easy Beach Painting with Sand Texture!
Beach paintings are one of the easiest and fun scenery / landscape type art to start out with.
In this beginners step by step tutorial you’ll learn to paint everything from an easy ocean wave, to sand beach (complete with a nifty texture ingredient you have in your kitchen), a dazzling seafoam pattern (it’s easier than it looks) and a cute starfish on the shoreline.
9.How To Draw and Paint a Butterfly
Check out this easy tutorial (step-by-step tutorial with full length YouTube tutorial included) and learn how easy it can be to not only paint a monarch butterfly AND to actually draw one, free hand .
And don’t worry you don’t need any special drawing skills!
10. Learn How to Paint Roses – Easy Beginner Tutorial
Even though this might look advanced, this 4 step rose technique is surprisingly easy and made for beginners. The step by step tutorial (with YouTube video) will teach you how to recreate gorgeous looking 3D roses in any color you choose!
10. Easy Cherry Blossom Tree with Q-Tips
Paint this easy cherry blossom tree, with cotton swabs! This beginner tutorial is a fun way to get into painting while learning some paint mixing basics. And you’ll end up with a stunning piece you can decorate your home with!
11. How to Paint a Galaxy Sky for Beginners
Painting a galaxy night sky is a great beginner easy painting idea for adults. In this tutorial (include full length YouTube tutorial) you will learn how to use a simple tool to create color blends (it’s easier than using a brush!).
You’ll also learn an easy way to create realistic looking stars- that doesn’t involve hand painting each one. Check out the tutorial for step by step directions.
12. Easy Lavender Flower Painting
I created this easy acrylic flower painting tutorial for beginners in mind. I used some cheap Dollarstore paints, canvas and a nifty painting hack using Q-Tips. If you’ve never painted before, this is an ideal project to start with.
This also makes a fun painting idea for kids.
You’ll also learn how to create a textured background using an ingredient you might have in your kitchen now.
13. How to Paint Hydrangea Flowers with Q-tips
Learn to paint Hydrangeas with this fun and easy beginner technique using simple Q-tips and bubble wrap. Also learn how to make a gorgeous antique chinoise vase within a few easy steps!
14. How to Paint a Pumpkin on Canvas – Fall Painting Idea
Learn how paint a pumpkin the easy way, with a nifty brush technique that you’ll love! You’ll also learn how to make a “faux” wood rustic/vintage background using some paint and a plastic fork! It’s a super fun tutorial that includes video instruction.
15. How to Paint a Sunset with your own City Skyline
Practice learning how to blend colors to make a beautiful sunset sky and finish off your painting with a custom skyline of the city you live in (or your favorite city to visit!). Also, you’ll have fun with some splatter paint techniques to make those magical stars in the sky!
16. How To Paint a Sunflower
Sunflowers are one of the easiest flowers to paint- so they are great for beginners to practice with. Check out this step by step tutorial and learn how to paint a bright and sunny sunflower using a basic sketch design ( FREE printable) that you can transfer to your canvas.
17. How To Paint a Mermaid
Paint a mermaid and mermaid tail poking through the water in this “moonlit mermaid & friends” step by step painting tutorial.
This beginner level tutorial will show you how to make this beautiful vibrant painting with only 6 basic paint colors (lesson about how to create skin color paint too!)
18. How to Paint Water bottles / Hydro Flask
Who says you should only paint on canvas? Paint easy beginner flowers on different surfaces, like water bottles.
19. How to Paint Clouds
Learn how to paint clouds in this easy beginner tutorial. This tutorial uses an easy Q-tips technique to paint perfect clouds every time. The best part of this technique is how relaxing and enjoyable it is. If you’re a beginner, you can’t go wrong with this tutorial.
20. Rock Painting Ideas- Easy Painting Ideas For Kids
Another non-canvas painting ideas is to use a simple rock or pebble as your canvas! Rock painting has gained huge popularity in recent times, as a craft from kids/teens and adults!
There are also many things you can use your painted rock for like gifting, selling, and even partaking in the Kindness Rocks Project. Learn everything you need to know in this How To Paint Rocks, including 10+ ideas to get you started.
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