acrylic painting of lion face and mane

Majestic Lion – Hybrid painting Fluid Acrylic and brush!

Come along on my painting safari! This time I try out creating a Lion and his flowing mane using a combination of traditional painting with a brush and fluid acrylic painting with a piece of kitchen cotton string. It is all done using Craft Acrylic Paints and a lot of patience.

acrylic painting of lion face and mane
Acrylic Painting All in Craft Paints on Canvas Click Image for the Youtube Video!


(When things get really repetitive I do put the video into speed video mode. The Painting took me about 2.5 hours from start to finish)

When folks say you can do a real painting with Craft Paints it is just going to take more layers believe them! It will take many layers but the effect is worth it!

The Traceable picture of the lion is available on my
and on my Web site: Click on the traceable link available on the top of every page!


12×12 Stretched Canvas
Paint Brushes I used: #8 Bright #4 Round from the Art Sherpa Beginners pack of Silver Brush Limited Black Pearl acrylic paint brushes.
Norpro Cotton Kitchen Twine
Saral Wax Free Tracing Paper
Sargent Art Gloss Medium and Varnish (as the fluid medium)

Craft Paint Colors:
Harvest Gold
Bark Brown
Toasted Vanilla
Chestnut Brown
Lamp Black
Tuscan Red

The Mane paint colors were mixed with 4 parts Sargent Art Gloss Medium and Varnish and 1 part Paint Colors in the Mane (Toasted Vanilla, Bark Brown, Chestnut Brown, Harvest Gold)

The painting of the Lions face was done with straight craft (no added mediums) paint in many layers.

I have a creative spirit that loves to explore and experiment with all kinds of Arts and Craft! I hope you have fun while you join me on my creative adventures! Make sure you have clicked that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos go up! Fun things are planned and I hope you will be a part of them!


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