A student shares some painting tips for beginning painters. These range from: starting with lower-priced paints and canvases to to feel less inhibited by removing some of the fear of making a mistake to using a bigger brush to painting without a drawing first. These are very helpful tips as it is very intimidating and discouraging to start out and not have thing not go as you'd hoped. Freedom to try something new, or to try anything at all, freedom to make mistakes goes a long ways towards achieving this goal. Suggestions regarding using different acrylic mediums to change the texture and thickness of the paint, and to help make up for qualities of less than top of the shelf paints are also included.