You want to give something special. You want to give something original. You may want to stick to a budget price.
PAINT A SIMPLE SUNSET PICTURE IN ACRYLICS
Find one of your sunset photos.
Buy from an art shop, children’s store or large super market:
A small plain artist’s canvas. A small artist’s brush. A few small tubes of acrylic paint in the colours of the photo. Remember you can mix colours so you only need to buy a few tubes. Black and white are useful.
Print the photo in the approximate size of your canvas on to paper (optional).
Use a soft pencil to copy the shapes from your photo/print on to the canvas (optional).
Mix your small blobs of acrylic paint on a piece of cardboard or grease-proof paper.
Brush your first colour on to the canvas in all the obvious places. Repeat with other colours. Leave to dry.
Fill in with more colours/shades and add layers by placing some on top of dry areas. You can thin the acrylic with water to make a lighter mix. Leave to dry. Continue until you are happy.
Add your signature!
You can, as well, use an artist’s palette knife for your paintings to give them texture like these. Make sure your paintings dry in a safe place away from children and pets!