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Step By Step Painting For Beginners

Step By Step Painting is like a virtual art studio where you can learn to paint at home, for free!

You will find these step by step painting for beginners tutorials to be very helpful! No prior painting experience is required!

Each tutorial includes detailed step by step pictures and most have a full video with instructions.

Materials are also listed so you know exactly which colors and brushes you will need. If you need help selecting painting materials, you can check out my supplies page!

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*NEWEST* Vintage Teal Pumpkin Truck

Vintage Pumpkin Truck

Apple Picking Basket

Apple Picking Basket

Fall Harvest Moon Pumpkin

Fall Harvest Pumpkin

Fall Barn

Fall Barn

Glow In The Dark Galaxy

Tropical Moon With Ship Silhouette

How To Paint A Tropical Moon With Ship

How To Paint A Vintage Camper

Vintage Camper

How To Paint Lightning Bugs Mason Jar

How To Paint Desert Night Sky Landscape

How To Paint Ava The Mermaid (Download)

Mermaid

Bella The Unicorn (DOWNLOAD)

“Bella” The Unicorn

 

 

How To Paint A Pineapple

See this awesome pineapple step by step painting tutorial! I will demonstrate how easy this painting is even for the absolute beginner. This is a fun summer tropical themed painting that will look excellent hanging in any room in your home! Reach More

 

How To Paint A Cross

Learn how to paint a cross step by step with acrylic paint on canvas with these easy instructions! This painting is highly customizable where you can add your own colors and even a bible verse or a quote! Read More

How To Paint A Dinosaur Silhouette

This dinosaur acrylic silhouette painting is especially great for kids! Learn how to do an easy yellow radiating moon background and trace a provided dinosaur template to paint in as a silhouette! Read More

 

How To Paint An American Flag Sky

Learn how to paint a tree skyline with a dry brushed American Flag in the sky! This tutorial has a very basic color palette and simple instructions. Perfect for a family paint night! Read More

 

How To Paint A Toucan

Newly updated! This tutorial is one of my oldest tutorials so there is no video but there are plenty of step by step photos! Learn how to paint this easy beginner’s acrylic toucan step by step. Great for kids too! Read More

How To Paint A Flamingo

Learn how to paint a pink flamingo on a beach with acrylic paints! This step by step painting tutorial will guide you through the steps on how to paint an easy and simple beach background. Then I will show you how to trace or draw a flamingo and render it in with just the right shades of pink! Read More

 

How To Paint A Galaxy

Learn how to render an entire galaxy on any size canvas! This step by step painting tutorial has two parts. The first part is how to paint a galaxy background. The second part is how to paint planets! Read more…

 

How To Paint A Hummingbird With CactusLearn to paint this EASY acrylic painting of a hummingbird and a cactus with blossoms! You will be guided step by step with process pictures a FULL video, materials/ color list and a free traceable! Read More

 How To Paint Two Owls On A Branch At Night

This is a great painting do do with kids! Make one side by side with your little artist. Or you can create this as an adorable Mother’s Day gift for that owl loving mama! Read more

 

How To Paint Starry Night Guitar

In this tutorial you will be guided step by step with my process pictures and a full video. If you don’t like the starry night, you can definitely add something different to the background! It looks great as a plain blue background but you can also switch the colors and add things that inspire you too! The traceable is provided so you can ease any anxiety about having to draw the guitar. Read More

 

How To Paint A Coffee Cup

coffee painting canvas diy acrylic step by step for beginners #stepbysteppainting #tracieIn this tutorial, you will be guided step by step through the process of painting a unique glowing coffee colored background, how to draw (or trace) a coffee cup and then how to paint it in red. The steam spirals are probably my favorite part! Read More

How To Paint A Mermaid

Beginning acrylic painters can learn how to paint this beautiful majestic mermaid sea painting! Sparkling turquoise water, jumping dolphins, palm trees and a heart shape constellation! Such a magical painting and so much fun!!! Read More

How To Paint A Shamrock

Beginning acrylic painters will learn how to paint a dark faux wood background, a shamrock with Celtic swirls on the inside and a cute ladybug sitting on the leaf! This 16″x 20″ painting is perfect for your Irish theme decor!  Read More

 

How To Paint Easter Egg Landscape

Beginners and kids can learn how to paint this easy Easter canvas painting!  This Easter egg landscape was done on a 16″ x 20″ canvas with acrylic paint. The bright and cheery painting has two butterflies, yellow flowers and patterned Easter eggs sitting on green grass with a bright blue sky. You will be guided step by step with detailed pictures, instructions, a material list and a video! Read More

 

How To Paint Spring Wreath

Beginners can learn how to paint a Spring wreath with acrylic paint on a black canvas background! This tutorial will guide you step by step with pictures, video and a material list. This is a 16″ x 20″ canvas that was easily painted black and then I used opaque paints (or made the paint color look opaque by adding white.) Read More

 

How To Paint Whimsical Clovers

You will learn how to paint a whimsical night scene with dancing clovers, a swirly and sparkly moonlit sky, some fireflies (or fairy lights) and a dragonfly! The was done on a 16″ x 20″ canvas! Read More

 

How To Paint Bunny Silhouette With Tulip Background

Learn how to paint a pink and yellow wash background, some tulips and a very easy rabbit silhouette! This design was done on an 11″ x 14″ sheet of canvas paper with Plaid Apple Barrel Craft Paint. Read More

 

 

How To Paint A Sea Turtle

Learn how to paint this 16″ x 20″ Sea Turtle painting. I have included in this tutorial, a video and step by step picture directions. There is a traceable template that you are welcome to print out. If you don’t want to print and trace, there are instructions on how to draw the turtle. It’s really quite simple to draw! Read More

 

 

 How To Paint Fireworks Cityscape

step by step canvas painting instructionsI don’t know about you but I have a certain fondness to cityscape art. The lights, the reflections and the glow in the night sky are just soooo pretty! Not to mention, the concept of painting this type of painting is very easy and has a 100% success rate even for the absolute beginner. Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint Cat Shadow With Swirly Skystep by step canvas painting instructionsIn this tutorial, you will learn how to paint an easy composition of a cat, or two cats, sitting on a branch and staring at a moon. Paint some swirls in the sky to add to the whimsical effect and also learn how to splatter paint your stars on the canvas! Read More

 

 

How To Paint Owl Silhouette Moon

step by step canvas painting instructionsLearn how to paint and easy moon lit sky with a tree branch and owl silhouette in the foreground. This painting is one of several paintings that I have that require you to trace a paper plate for the first step! The circle is painted completely white for the moon. Easy! Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint Cherry Blossom Moon

step by step canvas painting instructionsIn this tutorial you will be tracing a circle for the moon and then blending colors outward from the moon to create a glowing sky. Then you will learn how to paint the actual Cherry Blossom tree.  The flowers themselves are extremely simple and require you only to dot the tip of your paintbrush! Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint Lighthouse Sunset

step by step canvas painting instructionsLearn how to paint a beautiful lighthouse sunset with sun rays and a glowing ocean. This is a little bit of an advanced tutorial but there is also a design variation of how to make the lighthouse look like a silhouette instead! Read More

 

 

How To Paint Heart Dandelions

In this tutorial you will learn how to paint a simple pair of dandelions that are in a heart shape! To get the flowers to form that shape, I used erasable chalk. This was done on an 11″ x 16″ canvas. Read More

 

 

How To Paint Bear Silhouette Moon With Quote

I don’t know about you but that purple and teal together is such a lovely and unique combo! Learn how to paint this beautiful landscape painting with purple mountains! Then add a bear silhouette to your painting by simply transferring the outline of the bear with white chalk or graphite! Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint LOVE

I am so excited to present to you this next DIY painting project because it is sooo much fun!!! This painting really has a 100% success rate because of the Painters Tape! You will get to do some splatter painting, some dry brushing and play around with mixing colors. In the end, you’ll have a nice Valentines Day decor piece to add to your wall or front door or bedroom! Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint Three Hearts On A StringLearn how to paint three cute harts hanging on a string in front of a wood background. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply colors to a canvas to make it look like wood texture. Read More

 

 

How To Paint A Unicorn

Are you ready to channel your inner Lisa Frank with this Rainbow Haired Unicorn!? In this tutorial you will learn how to draw and paint a unicorn head! This was done on an 11″ x 14″ sheet of canvas paper. You can do this on any size canvas, canvas paper, water color paper, etc. Read More

 

 

How To Paint Ornament

canvas painting for beginners step by stepThis is a very easy painting that can be customized with different colors and words on the ornament! It reminds me of the “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree”, although I wasn’t think about it when I was designing this tutorial! And those “blurry lights” Read More

 

 

How To Paint Owl On A Christmas Tree

canvas painting for beginners step by stepLearn to paint this cute owl on top of a Christmas tree! I used a black canvas for this acrylic painting (actually I painted a white canvas black and you can too!) Do you have a painting you messed up on and want to reuse the canvas? Just paint it over with one or two coats of black paint!  I love how the colors show on the black background almost like chalkboard art.  For the owl, I provide a pre-drawn template that can easily be traced onto the canvas. You’re welcome to come up with your own owl design as well. Enjoy! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!  Read More

 

 

How To Paint Elf Legs

canvas painting for beginners step by stepLearn how to paint these very easy and fun set of elves! Two versions of elves are in this tutorial. This can also be used as a “couple” painting by connecting the Christmas lights together! Read More

 

 

How To Paint Flamingo Sunset

canvas painting for beginners step by stepLearn how to paint a sunset with water, palm trees and flamingo silhouettes. This painting looks like it might be hard for the beginner but it is so easy! It may be classified as a Christmas painting because there are lights and Santa hats but you can definitely omit the hats and replace the Christmas lights with clear white bulbs! This tutorial includes a full video, materials list and step by step picture directions. Read More

 

 

How To Paint Snowman Starry Night

canvas painting for beginners step by stepIn this tutorial you will be guided through the steps in setting up this simple snow landscape painting. I think that painting snow and snowmen are easy but we get caught up in how to give light and shadow to something that is supposed to be all white! I hope that I make it easy for you to learn. Also, if you have kids, they would LOVE to learn how to do this with you as well. Read More

 

 

How To Paint A Turkey

canvas painting for beginners step by stepLearn to paint this Thanksgiving Canvas Painting step by step! I love the spirals all throughout the border, background and even the Turkey’s feathers! If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even write words on the feathers. This painting is very easy and would be a fun project to do as a paint night just before Thanksgiving or even with your kids! Read More

 

 

How To Paint A Christmas Tree cactus

This tutorial will teach you how to paint one of those majestic looking cacti that can only be found in the Sonoran Desert. Yup, I am an Arizona resident! I’ve grown to appreciate the beauty of our state, particularly the desert, over the years that I’ve grown up here. There is something truly awe inspiring about our desert when you see it for the first time. And yes, some of us “Zonians” do really decorate the saguaros with Christmas lights Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint A Scarecrow Portraitcanvas painting for beginners step by stepHello everyone! I’m excited to present to you another Fall canvas painting tutorial! You will learn how to paint a scarecrow portrait! This scarecrow painting can be a lot of fun because you can customize your colors and facial features! The beauty of these tutorials is that I present to you the steps and tools but you can let your imagination run wild after that! Read More

 

 

How To Paint Birch Trees

Create your own birch tree canvas wall art! Use painters tape to block out the trees on the canvas, creating a resist. Then paint over the painters tape and peel it off when finished! Add the black markings with a credit card, paint on branches and dab on some beautiful fall foliage and you have your own original artwork! Read More

 

 

How To Paint Halloween Cat

This is an easy acrylic painting that is great for beginners! You will learn how to paint a Halloween cat sitting on a Jack O’ Lantern. There is a crescent moon in the sky,  the stars are twinkling and the wind is swirling. Hang your finished canvas on the wall along with all your Halloween and Fall decor! Read More

 

 

How To Paint Pumpkin Topiary

Learn how to paint this easy Halloween fall canvas painting step by step! You will learn how to paint a pumpkin topiary painting on canvas with acrylic paint. No experience is required, I will take you through the steps with a video and detailed picture instructions! You may leave the faces off for a cute fall painting or add the faces for an adorable painting with personality! Read More

 

 

 

How To Paint Pumpkins Under String Lightscanvas painting for beginners step by stepDo you love outdoor string lights as much as I do? This painting immediately brings back memories of the local pumpkin patch my family visits every October! The crisp air, the music, the excitement of picking out the perfect pumpkin! And those outdoor string lights – they just set the ambiance! This pumpkin painting on canvas was created for beginners! Follow this easy canvas painting for beginners step by step  Read More

 

How To Paint Cactus Silhouette Sunset

canvas painting for beginners step by stepYou will learn how to paint a cactus silhouette with a beautiful sunset background! A silhouette is an outline of an object that is filled in to create just its shape. Silhouettes are visually stunning because of the contrast of the black against bright vibrant colors. This tutorial is perfect for beginners! Read More