‘Spring Ladybug’ acrylic painting tutorial for beginners

On this week’s episode of Paint Along With Skye, create a simple and beautiful spring-inspired composition with a purple Gerbera Daisy! This springtime acrylic painting tutorial is perfect for a painting party at home or in the garden! Follow along as I take you step by step through this beginning-level acrylic tutorial.

Did you know that ladybugs are a symbol of good luck in nearly all cultures across the world? In the Spring, if there are many Ladybugs seen flying, British farmers would say that is a forecast of a bountiful harvest. Other British folklore says that if you catch a Ladybug in your home, you should count the number of spots and that’s how many dollars will soon find their way to you. And in Norway, if a man and a woman were to both spot a Ladybug at the same time, it suggests that they will fall in love.

There are many legends surrounding how the Ladybug got its name, the most common being in Europe, when, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops and farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon thereafter. Ladybugs came, eating the pests and saving the crops. The farmers then named the bugs “The Beetles of Our Lady,” which eventually became shortened to Lady Beetles or Lady Bugs.

Bring luck into your home with this painting! And, if you are painting along and want to share your work, be sure to join my Facebook group, The Art Club. Link to join below! Until next time, happy painting!

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You will need the following colors for this tutorial:

Cadmium Yellow: https://amzn.to/2wKn1kK
Cadmium red: https://amzn.to/2ZGVTSg
Titanium White: https://amzn.to/2TLri0p
Mars Black: https://amzn.to/2THaMy5
Cobalt blue: https://amzn.to/3Ir5gpq
Violet: https://amzn.to/3b6r4ZA
Burnt Sienna: https://amzn.to/3De4xqM

I use four brushes in this painting:
A 1-inch wash brush: https://amzn.to/3aa5D8z
A medium-sized, round brush: https://amzn.to/39z51bh
A small detail brush: https://amzn.to/3reaS1u
And an extra tiny detail brush: https://amzn.to/3zLYUh4

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About Paint Along With Skye

If you are new to acrylic painting, this is the place for you! I post a new video, always a step-by-step acrylic tutorial for beginners, every Saturday. So subscribe if you would like to learn how to paint with acrylics step-by-step! This video is designed for artists at home to be able to paint along with this real-time acrylic painting tutorial for beginners. It’s also a super fun idea to offer an in-home art party with all of your friends! Let me know what you thought of today’s acrylic painting tutorial in the comments section. Free easy acrylic painting classes are offered every Saturday, right here, so make sure to subscribe!

About the artist

I’ve taught acrylic painting for beginners for almost 10 years on a freelance basis through a number of different studios. I also have been offering “pop up” in-home paint parties for private groups. I LOVE teaching painting, and my favorite thing is when my students unlock a love or a knack for creative expression because of taking my classes. I started this Youtube show at the end of the year in 2019, with the hope of offering my “beautiful but do-able” paintings and step-by-step instructions to a worldwide audience. I hope you enjoyed today’s step-by-step acrylic painting tutorial for beginners. Let me know what you thought of today’s easy acrylic painting tutorial in the comments section! So stock up on art supplies, and until next time, stay creative!

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