Bold, rich and vibrant, water-soluble acrylic paint is the kind of paint supplies that inspires artists of all ages and abilities.
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Acrylic paints are the go-to paint medium for many artists because they produce deep, exciting colours, and are versatile enough to be used on almost any surface.
Quick-drying and water-soluble for ease of clean-up, acrylic paint is also an affordable way to explore the art of painting as a way of bringing your creative visions to life.
Beautiful acrylic painting ideas for beginners
When it comes to getting started with acrylic paints, there's no shortage of inspiration and ideas to explore. The boldness and richness of acrylic paint colours means many beginners will dabble with impressions of rainbows and block colour artworks that feature abstract shapes with dark borders for definition.
Landscape paintings in red, green and brown tones that evoke autumnal panoramas, or other variations on the colour spectrum that represent spring renewal and summer heat, are great projects for beginners to build their confidence. While night-time scenes are perfect for experimenting with black, black shades and greys, and refining colour-mixing techniques.
Painting fruits and fruit bowl still-life are also excellent for beginners. Use luminescent yellows for lemons and bananas - brilliant reds for juicy, ripe apples, and succulent orange tones for citrus fruits. Pineapples, kiwifruits, mangoes, cherries and grapes provide ample opportunity to experiment with mixing colours for adding realism to your canvas.
What other art paints and painting supplies can I find at Spotlight?
Paint brushes and brush sets
Make your works come alive with brushes comprising varying widths and sizes to use with acrylics, oils and watercolours. If choosing gets confusing, make sure you consult our buying guide for paint brushes.
Acrylic paint pouring mediums
Explore specialty compounds like resins and primers for wood and canvas, retarders for delaying the drying time of acrylics and oils, and gels to create a range of different textures and finishes to your acrylic artworks.
Oil paints, paint sets and supplies
Oil paints offer artists flexibility, depth and come with a compound that doesn't dry too quickly, so you can work at a relaxed pace.
Specialty acrylic and fabric paints
Whether it's for fashion design or some fun at home with the kids, move beyond canvas and paper with specialty acrylic and fabric paints, and experiment with using acrylics on leather or fabrics like cotton and denim.
Watercolour paints and paint sets
Free of harsh chemicals, watercolour art sets bring light and airy tones to your art, provide outstanding value-for-money and make cleaning up a breeze.
Find the right acrylic paints and paint sets at Spotlight
Ready to buy? Shop through our acrylic paints and paint sets online. However, before you do, it pays to know more about paints and painting by reading our guides on choosing paint mediums and choosing paint brushes.
Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to see our collection in person, check out the accessories we have available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions.