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Acrylic Painting: Tips & Tricks For Your Sip & Paint

Updated: Jul 7, 2022

A sip & paint is an incredibly fun thing to do in Old San Juan. It's really more about the enjoyment, creativity and guided artistic expression than how perfect your artwork turns out.

That being said, you want something pretty to show for your effort. We get that! Good for you!

With that in mind, you'd like to learn a little bit more about acrylic painting and how to do it well. This way, you'll be having a fun night out at the same time you're creating something you're proud of. A few tips and tricks are all you need to feel like a real painter!

Table of Contents

  • Tips & Tricks For Your Sip & Paint

  • Work Quickly

  • Be Weary of Blending

  • Make Your Piece of Art Bright and Lively

  • Paint Densely

  • Use Wide Strokes

  • Why a Sip & Paint Is One of The Top Activities in Puerto Rico

5 Tips & Tricks For Your Sip & Paint

When you spend the evening at San Juan Paint & Sip, you don't need to worry about anything other than having fun. Just show up ready to dance in your chair, we'll cover the rest. This means everything from art supplies and instruction to dance-worthy DJing and bottomless frozen drinks are on us!

No experience is necessary to have a good time. Many of our guests want to do more than have a great time and get a little buzzed. They also want to walk out with a piece of art they're proud of.

Acrylic painting is extremely versatile, vibrant and forgiving so don’t be so hard on yourself. It offers you a wide range of textures, colors, and consistencies. It's the perfect medium to create a work of art, especially if you follow these tips:

Work Quickly

Acrylic paint is known for its fast drying time. This is great if you're planning on adding layers, taking your artwork home with you in an hour, and fixing what a lot of people call “mistakes”. Once acrylic paint is dry, it’s easy to paint over an undesirable section so trust the process, use thinner layers of paint and you’ll have a much easier time getting your desired look.

Be Weary of mixing the wrong colors

Blending the colors we provide you with is a fantastic way to create a vivid landscape. We want you to feel free to get creative but here’s some tips about what color combinations to avoid if you don't want to end up with a brown canvas. Don’t take us the wrong way, we love brown just not all around. Avoid mixing red with green, yellow with purple or blue with orange, unless of course you want brown.

Make Your Piece of Art Bright and Lively

This isn't a funeral; this is a sip & paint! Don’t be afraid to use bright colors. After all, you'll be painting gorgeous island scenes. It’s amazing how dynamic an acrylic painting becomes when areas of bold or unexpected color are added.

Choose the right brush

It’s not only okay to use your large brush for covering big spaces on your canvas, it's recommended. When creating buildings, boats or other objects and medium brush maybe more useful. For the finer smaller details get comfortable with a little brush. At San Juan sip and paint we encourage you to experiment.

Use Wide Strokes

You are able to cover more areas and create interesting textures by using wide strokes. Use wider strokes for the sky and water, and save the thinner strokes for small areas and more intricate details.

Why a Sip & Paint Is One of The Top Activities in Puerto Rico

At San Juan Paint & Sip, you will put all of these tips to good use painting iconic scenes of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. By following this advice and letting yourself feel free, your painting is sure to come out gorgeous, whether or not you've ever considered yourself an artist.

Remember, painting is all about expressing yourself. You can't do that by holding back. San Juan Paint & Sip is the perfect place to let go of your inhibitions, have a few pina coladas, break free of what's holding you back, and create a work of art you're proud to call your own.

Plus, you'll be spending the evening with some of your favorite people. It's no wonder this is one of the most popular activities in Puerto Rico!

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