How To Make An Original #Present

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.

Pinks and greys for a girl maybe

Pinks and greys for a girl maybe


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!
Purple and orange for a stronger look

Purple and orange for a stronger look


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!

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