Easy Sunset Daily Painting  Step by step Acrylic Tutorials Day 1  #AcrylicApril2020
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Learn how to paint a Daily Art #  of 30. Easy and explained for the Beginner of Acrylic painting. Join me for these Daily  step by step painting lessons. Each day from April 1 to April 30th a new painting will be released. This is part of The Acrylic April Daily painting Challenge. Paint just 1 or Try for all 30. 

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Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS. 

This list is a suggestion and is by no means an obstacle to participating in the program. As always get the materials that you can and other than that use what you have. 

PLEASE note there are many other places to buy these materials and I support you shopping and finding your best deal.  

My Paint is Sennelier Acrylique  Heavy Body paint .

You may and should use what you have

***Cadmium Yellow Medium 

***Cadmium Red medium  

***Phthalo  Green Blue shade 

***Phthalo Blue Green shade 

***Dioxazine Purple

 ***Ultramarine blue 

***Quinacridone Magenta (fuschia) 

***Titanium white

***Mars black: PBk 11

*Naples Yellow light  ( can be called Titanate Yellow)

Burnt Sienna 


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Acrylic April is a 30-day painting program. If you would like to participate or learn more about Acrylic April visit our Q&A page HERE 


The background for day 1 is Cad yellow Cad red and Titanium white 



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 On your 8 by 8 canvas you will make a mark using your chalk tool and a t square ruler at every inch point using the guide draw lines horizontally and vertically this way. The t-square will help ensure that your lines are straight.

  1.  after your greatest place on the canvas the top row of squares 1 through 8 from left to right
  2.  the number the left row of squares number 1 through 8 from top to bottom
  3.  find the first row that the contour line of your image enters and exits. duplicate only what you see in that one single Square.
  4.  continue through the entire image Square by square transferring the contour lines of the subject with chalk on your canvas. 
  5.  when you have duplicated the subject from your reference to your canvas you will be done

How to Trace Watch this video 

Step by Step 

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NEVER painted before?  Watch this video first! How to start painting with Acrylics What YOU need to know to begin


Need to Resize the Tracable ? 

Resources Rasterbator - to resize trace-abale 


Need a different Grid?  

Art Tutor -Gridding tool 



What is Acrylic April ?

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What Are the word Prompts? 

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How many paintings are there ?

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07/19/20 07:59:04PM @tinashean:
Doing 12×12
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06/17/20 01:16:51AM @novebruary:
Started the Acrylic April 2020 challenge. Started on 4/6/20 and still have a few to go but my goal is to complete the whole set and I WILL get there!
05/15/20 08:09:21PM @tross:
I found this series late, but I’m having a blast painting through it.
Hutch, Kelly
04/22/20 09:31:36PM @hutch-kelly:
I just started painting a few months ago through paint parties. I've been wanting to find classes to help me learn techniques to paint better. I LOVE THIS! I didn't see the Acrylic April challenge earlier, so I'm starting late. I plan to do the entire 30, even if it takes me a little longer than 30 days. 😁
04/08/20 10:36:32AM @dianelynn:
I really enjoyed this one.

04/06/20 12:15:56AM @bycarsonmarie:
We didn't have enough canvases in the house so I cut up some scrap wood pieces to use instead. Took a little extra time, but we didn't have to leave the house to make it happen so a win for me. I'm pretty thrilled with my glow! I think it could use some improvement but overall I'm into it! Thank you so much for doing all of this Cinnamon! I really really appreciate having your positivity in my life!
04/02/20 10:15:39AM @louisa:
This was more difficult than it looks. Im so very glad I did it.
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06/08/20 12:32:48AM @ladyhonk:
Beautiful 👍🏼