Painting Lessons

Want to learn how to paint? These painting lessons demonstrate how to paint using several different techniques to create art in many different styles, from photorealism to abstraction.

These painting tutorials focus on using acrylics, watercolors and pastels.

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Step by Step Painting Lessons

How to Paint Photorealism

If you want to learn how to make acrylic paintings that look just like photographs, check out this in-depth step-by-step guide on How to Paint Photorealism.

How to Paint Abstract Art

Learn how to paint abstract art in this easy-to-follow painting tutorial that shows you how to paint colors and shapes to create colorful, fun abstract art.

Rock Painting

Learn how to create detailed rock paintings using paint markers and 3D paints! I explain the supplies you’ll need and demonstrate how to use simple techniques to create intricate rock mandalas!

Abstract Flower Paintings

Learn how to paint abstract art flower paintings! This fun acrylic painting tutorial walks you step-by-step through the process of creating fun & easy colorful abstract floral paintings. 

Mixed-Media Tutorial

Learn how to combine watercolors and colored pencils to create mixed media art! In this mixed media tutorial, you'll see how I created this whimsical dog portrait, and learn tricks and techniques for using watercolors and colored pencils.

Watercolor Abstract Art

Learn how to use watercolor pencils, watercolors and masking fluid to create fun abstract art in this step-by-step watercolor pencil art lesson! You'll be both drawing and painting - but don't worry, it's not hard at all!

Acrylic Texture Mediums

Learn how to use acrylic texture mediums to create a 3-D effect in your paintings! This demo also shows you how to create a mask. If you're wondering what a "mask" is, then do check this out!

Watercolor Abstract Art II

Learn how to create colorful abstract art using simple shapes with these easy-to-follow abstract watercolor painting instructions. You'll also learn how to mix watercolors.

How to Use Pastels

Learn how to use pastels in this pastel painting workshop. In this pastel portrait painting tutorial, you'll learn several important techniques that you can use when creating pastel art.

Online Painting Lessons

These live online painting lessons are taught by seasoned instructors and friends of Art is Fun. You get access to live classes, where students can watch and ask questions in real time.

Book Review

Big Book of Acrylic Painting

Lee Hammond's Big Book of Acrylic Painting helps beginners learn how to paint with acrylics, with 192 pages of information, tips, demos and examples. Read my detailed review and get a glimpse at the art and lessons in Lee's book!