Acrylic paint

Acrylic painting is a relatively new technique in the mid-twentieth century, popularized by artists of pop art, including Andy Warhol. Currently, acrylic gaining group of supporters, as it is universal – can be painted with acrylic paints in oils or as a watercolor (with some variations). The big advantage of these inks is that they dissolve in water, do not need special solvents, dry quickly, which can unfortunately be a disadvantage when handling the long brush and are intense colors. After drying paint is smooth, durable and flexible coating that will not yellow. Painting with acrylic paints begin by preparing creative workshop.


Acrylics can be painted in several ways:


  • A technique similar to that of oil – is applied to the thicker, opaque layers of paint to the delicate glazes. The advantage of acrylics of the oil is that dry quickly layer (from 15 min. To several hours), and can be applied more quickly enough, even a plurality of layers to obtain the desired color and depth of experience.
  • Watercolor technique – to sketch acrylic paint applied dissolved in water (like watercolors), wet or dry paper, but be aware that the acrylic dries quickly and it is not possible merging of shading and color as in watercolor, but it can be shortcomings retouched.
  • The effects of texture – thick acrylic paint can be applied with a trowel thick layers, even impastos (acrylic is flexible and will not crack). If we mix acrylic paint with sand or sawdust, we get an interesting texture.
  • Collages – Acrylic is ideal for combining with different materials, is a good binder.
  • Mixed technique – because the acrylic paint is water soluble, it can be successfully combined with watercolor, ink and gouache and pencil, charcoal and pastels.