Painting With Acrylics

Those wonderful acrylics are very fast drying, neat and relatively easy to use. Painting with acrylics is a little different than working with watercolors, pastels or oil paints but when you want to get right at it, there is nothing like painting with acrylics.

Painting with acrylics is easy, easy to learn and neat to work with. Acrylic paints are based on water which allows the artist to mix them in water for thinning purposes. The artist’s brushes can also be cleaned in water.

Acrylic paints are made from the pigment and mixed with emulsion and acrylic resin. As the fastest drying paint, they can be used in impasto, or thin, watery glazes. The effect is powerful and instantaneous.

Most artists who opt to paint with acrylics are influenced by the drying time and the fact that the only solvent necessary is water. The artist will need stiff-bristled brushes for thick acrylic paints and soft-bristled brushes for watercolor type effects. The brushes come in many diverse shape and sizes and in many different handle lengths.

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