How to paint a still life with acrylic paint

Author: Dana McGorlick-Appelman  Date Posted:22 April 2022 

Our friends at Mont Marte have done it again with another fantastic, beginner-friendly and easy to follow painting tutorial, this time focusing on how to create a bold and colourful still life painting. 

This is a great introduction to creating a vibrant still life, the tools and techniques can be applied to any type of still life painting. 

For this tutorial you will need:

Mont Marte Single Thick Canvas 

Mont Marte Signature tear-off paper palette


Mont Marte Acrylic Medium Gloss 135ml 

Mont Marte Acrylic Gloss Medium is designed to be mixed with Mont Marte Acrylics to impart a glossy finish to your acrylic painting. 

Ideal for creating thin glazes, washes and watercolour effects without reducing adhesive qualities or colour strength. 

Mont Marte Acrylic Gloss Medium increases the flow of paint and slightly increases the drying time of acrylics allowing the paint to be more easily blended. 

Gloss Medium enhances the brilliance of acrylics adding vibrancy to your artwork. 


Mont Marte Gallery Series Brush Set 

This brush set includes 

1 x Detailer 2 Taklon Brush

1 x Liner 4 Taklon Brush

1 x Round 12 Taklon Brush

1 x Flat 5 Taklon Brush


Mont Marte Gallery Series Brush Set 

This Taklon brush set includes:

1 x Detailer 2 Taklon Brush

1 x Flat 5 Taklon Brush

1 x Flat 10 Taklon Brush

1 x Flat 15 Taklon Brush

1 x Glaze 20 Taklon Brush


Mont Marte Acrylic Colour Paint Set 24pce

This set comes with 24 great colours that dry quickly to a semi-matte finish. 

  • 24 x 36ml tubes
  • Creamy texture
  • Good coverage
  • Suitable for most painting surfaces
  • Dries to a semi-matte finish


Also Required: Water for cleaning your brushes, paper towels, and a HB pencil for sketching your scene

It is also a good idea to have a sample canvas (we like the Mont Marte Canvas Panels for this) to test any mixes on or to test paint translucence. 

Show us your still life painting by tagging us on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @artshedonline

Got questions? Send us an email at and our friendly team of artists will do their best to assist you. 

Happy creating!


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