Here's a helpful article I found - via the ThoughtCo. site - Twenty-Two Mistakes to Avoid When Painting. The tips come from artist Brain Simons. I'll list just a few of his acrylic painting suggestions but do check the link for more ideas.
- "Using repetitive brush strokes: the latter puts the viewer to sleep. Use a variety of brush strokes.
- Changing to small brushes: stay with the larger brushes as long as possible.
- Using too many colors: use three or four colors with white paint and see how many variations you can arrive at.
- Thinking too much: painting is a doing, feeling thing and not a thinking, intellectual thing."
Great information. Check it out.