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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Baker, MA

Top 10 Mistakes Beginner Acrylic Painters Make

Painting can seem hard at first, without guidance or previous experience, it can be easy to make mistakes. So here are some of the most helpful tips I have found for beginner acrylic painters who want to improve their painting skills, and sharpen overall creativity.

Learn how to avoid these 10 mistakes beginner acrylic painters make:

1) Not making enough paint.

2) Not using enough paint on the canvas.

3) Spreading paint too thin or squirting paint on top of each other.

4) Not minding "brush manners".

5) Being a "perfectionist".

6) Going straight to painting the details without layering first.

7) Not layering properly.

8) Comparing yourself to someone else

9) Forgetting why you started painting to begin with.

10) Not changing your perspective (visual perspective).

I hope this will help you avoid these common pitfalls when you start learning how to paint with acrylics, and if you're making these acrylic painting mistakes, now you know how to correct them! Stay tuned for more acrylic painting tips!

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