Colourful Cactus

Beginners acrylic painting tutorial
Ages 12+ Recommended

Paint required

  • Primary Red
  • Yellow: Primary yellow or Deep yellow
  • Phthalo Blue or Primary Blue
  • Yellow
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Green
  • Titanium white
  • Black: Carbon black or Mars black
Watch our colour mixing video to mix primary colours to a rainbow of colours

For wiping brushes: Paper towel or old rag

Container for water: I use old food containers like yogurt

Palette: Paper plate or waxed paper or piece of glass or plastic x2


Brushes Used: #4 flat, #8 filbert, #6 bright, #6 round, #1 round

Easel: This is optional. You can work flat on a table with no easel for most paintings. An easel comes in handy because they save table space and some techniques like dripping require a vertical canvas. able top easels are great, light weight and affordable.

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