Is abstract painting easy?

While abstract painting looks easy to some, it can actually be more challenging than traditional or classical painting.

What is the easiest type of painting?


Acrylic is typically the easiest for beginners, while watercolor is the hardest. However, if you hate working with acrylic, don’t force yourself to paint it just because it’s easier. It’s far more important to find a medium that you enjoy.

What is the hardest thing to paint?

What is the most difficult subject to paint?

  • metaphorical / symbolic.
  • narrative – story is main focus.
  • landscape / cityscape.
  • still life.
  • botanical / floral.
  • animals / wildlife.
  • people – portraits.
  • people – groups of figures.