If you’re on a limited budget for art supplies, just starting out or just want to see if you can paint an orange with primary colours, let’s see what you can do. Oh yeah…you are painting without a brush!

Give this challenge a try and although I created this video for an art swap,  grab yourself the supplies below and a “non-brush” tool and let’s see what you can do.

Painting an Orange with Primary Colours

Here’s What I Used

Surface: 4″ x 4″ canvas paper

Palette: DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics

  • Ultramarine Blue – DTA33
  • Pyrrole Red – DTA06
  • Hansa Yellow Light – DTA18


  • DecoArt Americana Premium Medium: White Gesso (optional and for prep only, can’t be used to mix with the primaries)

Non-Brush painting tool: Q-Tip (just one)

General supplies:
-mister bottle
-paper towels
-grey or white palette paper

Ready to Try the Challenge?

Painting an Orange with Primary colours

What did you think?

Did you try the challenge?  please post a photo below and some thoughts about the process you went through.