How to Paint Silver with Acrylic Paint

Here is a superb video tutorial taught by Artist Paul Taggart that will demonstrate how to paint the metal silver using acrylic paint.  If you paint in oils, you will still be able to follow this tutorial as the same techniques will work with oil painting.  This video demonstration is part of a series on how to paint metals.

Painting objects made of silver can be a very difficult undertaking for beginners, especially since silver is a reflective material, similar to a mirror.  The color of silver can vary depending on the objects that are nearby.  The colors can also vary depending on how shiny or tarnished the silver is.  So there are certain factors to take into consideration.

The following tutorial is only one artists approach to painting silver, but I believe it is one of the best I have seen, which is why I am posting it here.  Paul breaks everything down in this demonstration making it very easy to understand and follow along.  This video is approximately 1 hour in length, so please be sure to set aside some time to watch the entire lesson.  I hope you enjoy!

A really big thanks to Paul Taggart for sharing this video tutorial on painting silver.  Paul offers many more instructional videos on his YouTube Channel here.  Be sure to also visit his Website Here for more awesome tutorials.


  1. says


    Thankyou so very very much for featuring our free-to-view tutorials on your blog – we are ‘gobsmacked’ (a UK term) that you should have highlighted our efforts.

    We love to share our passion in art and thanks to support such as yours, we are able to continue with our efforts to build a comprehensive library of free-to-view tutorials that others could possibly benefit from.

    Best wishes,

    Paul Taggart
    ARtist & Author
    Eileen Tunnell
    Videographer & Partner

  2. Anne Reynolds says

    Looking forward to learning with these tutorials.

    I’ve just retired and as we don’t have an art teacher within a 15mile radius……this is the perfect answer.

  3. says

    Hi Anne Reynolds – we’re delighted to share Paul’s passion for painting and, if in doing so we can help others enjoy their passion, then our job is done. You are among like-minded folk across the globe who have no access to local tutoring – which is why we started our Free-to-View Painting Tutorials channel on YouTube. Hopefully we can continue to be of help in your new found pursuit and send you best wishes for your painting, not to mention your retirement, from Eileen and Paul

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