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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Complete Painter
The Complete Painter course (affiliate link) is a comprehensive 34-lecture video course, from The Great Courses Plus, that will slowly take you through the fundamentals of painting.
How to Paint Course
The How to Paint course (affiliate link), also from The Great Courses Plus, is another fantastic option for beginners interested in a step-by-step guide to the basics of painting.
Online Painting Lessons
Our friends at the Paint Basket are exploring some exciting new territory by offering live online video classes, where students can watch and ask questions in real time.
These live online painting lessons are taught by two seasoned instructors, Dennis and Nolan Clark. You can read more about Dennis and Nolan, and their teaching methods, in my in-depth review of their "Let's Draw" Pencil Drawing Course, one of the best courses out there for budding artists.
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!
Painting with Mixed Media
Painting with Mixed Media is a fun exploration of the many different ways you can mix traditional paint with other media to create an exciting range of artwork. See examples, download a free lesson and learn more about this book in my review!