Getting Started

Starting acrylic painting is like starting a diet in the new year; you make plans to start and you go out and sign up to your slimming club …((your canvas)) , You go out and buy your slimming food for your diet ((your new brushes)), You go to Starbucks for a coffee and slice of cake because it’s all been too much.


Sound familiar??If you think you’re the only one struggling, think again acrylic is wasy if you give it time.


What are you scared of? 


The biggest stock of art materials are in most people’s cupboards, usually still wrapped.You cant wait to create something and know that it is inside you somewhere but the fear of failure is too great even to make the brush first mark.


Our ability to be creative is just amazing, but with creativity comes fear and anxiety. Learning to paint away that stress of everyday life is my key thought as I sit in the studio spare a thought for me as I have to create new lessons each week for Youtube it is the same as learning to play a musical instrument, or driving a car, and the biggest thing stopping you is the fear it self.


What if everyone laughs?


A blank white canvas can be intimidating and overwhelming, putting yourself in the public eye with family and freinds will attract criticism and rejection, laughed at rather than admired.

So the dilemma is…you want to create, but could do without the creeping worry whenever we begin the creative process.

I can show you how easy it is to follow, step-by step lessons to help you to fulfill your artistic journey.

Choosing a Painting Surface: 

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  • sherri (Thursday, November 08 18 03:24 pm GMT)

    I am a beginner and started watching your videos, you are awesome. BTW love your accent, with the sense of humor brings me back also. Thank you

  • Bill Aitkenhead (Monday, July 16 18 08:45 pm BST)

    hello Clive. I have been studiously following you on a daily basis for a couple of years. I occasionally miss one day every now and again. However I appear to have lost all your tutorials . The Monday shows for example just stopped. Are you okay and how do I get back into your superb tutorials. Best wishes

  • Jim Stahle (Monday, June 18 18 10:40 pm BST)

    I have watched many of your videos and they are very helpful. Thank you for being such a good teacher. If we donate is it a monthly amount or one time. Looking for clarification.

  • Brian Henry (Monday, May 07 18 11:59 pm BST)

    Looking forward to painting along with you.

  • jen (Saturday, April 28 18 09:26 pm BST)

    Looking forward to all of the videoa.

  • Judi (Saturday, April 28 18 12:35 pm BST)

    Confused with the mediums

  • Deirdre (Monday, April 09 18 09:27 pm BST)

    Hi Clive..I am an absolute beginner at 66 years old...I find your lessons so easy to follow and love your sense of humour...

  • Shoetattoos (Thursday, April 05 18 09:21 pm BST)

    Clive, you're a star. I've been painting for three years and people say I'm good but I taught myself by just having a go, so there's still loads for me to learn. I love your tips and tricks, you're funny, clear and I like you. I've got a sieve in my water pot and a load of upcycled canvases now. Thank you.

  • Bill (Monday, April 02 18 12:53 pm BST)

    I’m a 73 year old beginner in Florida. I truly enjoy your lessons and find them helpful.
    I do have trouble with depth in landscapes. Thanks for your help.

  • Liz Mchenry (Sunday, March 25 18 05:13 am BST)

    I couldn’t find the tin you use on your channel that holds your water, soap,and brushes Is that available on your website?

  • Cynthia Snow (Saturday, February 17 18 01:09 am GMT)

    Clive I watched two videos of yours that I would like to try. Where do I find the traceables

  • Doris (Thursday, February 08 18 03:30 am GMT)

    I worry about depth in a landscape painting

  • Kimberly (Monday, January 15 18 09:19 pm GMT)

    How do u find your drawings for your paintings. Step by step.

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