Free YouTube Tutorial: Chicken Stack

YouTube Tutorial: Chicken Stack

This class is scheduled Live on YouTube on March 3, 2023 at 7pm Central. It will be available for replay right after that. You can join live or watch later here.

This painting is done with acrylic paints and I try my best to use the paints that are easy to find. My go to for beginner lessons is craft quality paint. Here is the list of colors with  links to what I believe is the best match. I buy my paint in bulk for my brick-and-mortar and some colors can be a challenge to find in craft paints. I did my best to match the color and best price. You may be able to find better color options or prices in your local arts and crafts store.

Paints that come in tubes will need to be watered down a little. You can add up to 30% of water to this paint to create consistency of craft quality paint. Paints in tubes should last you longer if you follow that rule. 

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List of colors for Chicken Stack:

White, black, cerulean blue, phthalo blue, magenta, bright red,  phthalo green, chromium oxide green, lemon yellow, primary yellow and raw sienna. 

Here is the list of colors/paints I stick to for all my free YouTube classes.



lemon yellow

primary yellow


bright red

cerulean blue

phthalo blue

phthalo green

chromium oxide green

raw sienna

burnt sienna

raw umber

burnt umber


Large flat, medium flat, medium round, small round, detail brush (round #00)


Any canvas, board, mixed media paper, acrylic paper or watercolor paper

Other items:

Surface cover, paper towels, water for rinsing, graphite transfer paper, pencil, eraser


This pattern is a digital image. You are welcome to download it to your device and resize as needed. I will teach how to draw these cute chickens in class so if you feel like free handing it there is no need for the tracer.

If you are painting on a 16 by 20 canvas, feel free to download this PDF. It is already spliced for you. Simply print pages 2-5 and assemble like a puzzle.

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