How to Paint Rocks with Textures using Palette knife and Gesso in Acrylic Painting Tutorial

Painting tutorial for beginners on how to paint realistic rocks or stones with textures using palette knife and gesso in a step by step easy and basic acrylic painting tutorial. In this tutorial you will also learn on how to add textures, shadings and highlights on rocks.

In the process, first step is to sketch the form of the rocks for the guide and 2nd step is to add the textures using gesso and palette knife, you can follow the steps on the video. The 3rd step is to let it dry for at least 30 minutes and add then add the under painting which is darker in colors like the raw umber. Final step will be adding the highlights and other shades to make it more realistic. Make sure that you use palette knife so that the paints only covers the top of the textures. That's all and happy painting! Please don't forget to hit like, add some comments and subscribe for more videos.

Acrylic Paint Colors:

Titanium white
Phthalo Blue / Ultramarine Blue / Primary Blue
Brilliant Red / Primary Red / Cadmium Red
Medium Yellow / Primary Yellow
Raw Umber / Burnt Umber / Burnt Sienna


Number 12 Nylon Flat Brush (Long Handle)
Number 8 Nylon Flat Brush (Long Handle)
Number 7 Nylon Flat Brush (Short Handle)
Number 3 Nylon Flat Brush (Short Handle)
Number 0 Nylon Liner Brush or Round Brush
or No. 1, 00, 000 (Short Handle)

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