My Acrylic Painting Supplies and Tools

I use many painting and drawing mediums as well as crafts and here I’m sharing my ultimate list of art supplies that I love to use and also all tools and soft I use to learn and to manage my creative business.

In each category I will suggest 2-3 different products (for different levels and for different prices).

This article contains affiliate links. It means no extra cost for you but a little commission (2-3%) for me to support my hobby and blog. Thank you!


Acrylic Paints

  • I love many brands, my fav are Amsterdam, Winsor&Newton, Liquitex
  • Slow drying acrylic paint that works like oil paint – Golden Open acrylics

For daily practice and learning and beginners

Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylic Tube 120 ml Greenish yellow 243 (17092432)

For beginners (medium segment)

Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint, 250ml (8.5-oz) Tube, Titanium White

For advanced painters (more expensive):

Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint, 2-Ounce, Ultramarine Blue (GLDNHB-14002)


I use Watercolor paper pads for acrylics of these two brands: Canson and Strathmore. (click on the image to see it on Amazon)

acrylic painting supplies paper
acrylic painting supplies paper

Acrylic paint brushes

I use both cheap and expensive brushes for my paintings and while I now notice the difference when I started I didn’t and I still enjoyed painting a lot.

So don’t overthink it.

Cheap, for absolute beginners

Any synthetic brushes at your local art store

Option for beginners

Mont Marte Gallery Series Acrylic Brush Set, 6 Piece. Selection of Synthetic Hair Paint Brushes Suitable for Acrylic Painting

Pro and more expensive options:



I love big flat palette, I don’t need wells for acrylics and never use them nor find them convenient.

I use the most basic but large flat palette. Convenient for mixing and cleaning

Canvas for acrylic painting

I usually use a locally made pre-stretched canvas I order from the art shop. Buy primed cotton canvases that are sturdy, smooth, and even.


I use this foldable water cup

Faber-Castell Clic & Go Artist Water Cup - Dark Green, 1 Count (Pack of 1)

GAC100 to thin and make acrylic dry slower

Palette knives to mix paint and make textured paintings

CONDA Palette Knife Painting Stainless Steel Spatula Palette Knife Oil Paint Metal Knives Wood Handle (Red 5 Piece)


For flat paintings and pours:

For works on paper and textured art:

winsor newton varnish

Acrylic Paint Pens

I use Artistro acrylic paint pens, even though I have Posca as well.

Artistro Acrylic Paint Pens Review

Painting Tutorials for beginners

Selling Your Art

  • For beginners and price tag under $100-500 – Etsy, Shopify, Instagram
  • For advanced artists with 20+ large works in a portfolio with a price tag of $1000+ – SaatchiArt
  • Your Instagram and website (you don’t have to pay any processing things to a third party)

Running an art blog (like mine)

Blogging courses

  • Fatstack full course from A to Z
  • Individual workshops for specific topics – Aisha Preece – blogger running 6 blogs. I highly recommend it, I took 3 or 4 and I love them all.
  • Free podcast Blogging Millionaire
  • You can always contact me for mentorship

Managing blog

  • WordPress
  • Google spreadsheets / Google drive

Keyword research

Optimizing content

Hosting your digital products and courses

  • Thrivecart
  • ConvertKit
  • SendOwl

Growing emails

  • Email provider with a free plan for up to your first 1000 subscribers. I use this one.
  • ConvertKit (once you have a few thousand otherwise expensive)
  • Substack

Last update on 2024-05-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API