Are you looking for art supplies? Painting with acrylics can be rewarding, easy and fun. It can be used in many different ways to create many different styles of art. Reading an overview of the basic characteristics of acrylics will help prepare you for what to expect when using acrylic to paint. Acrylics are water-based, so unlike oil paints they can be thinned and cleaned with water. They are also non-toxic and non-smelly. It can mirror the quality of oil paints minus the toxicity and clean-up issues that sometimes go along with oils. Acrylic paint dries pretty fast, as with everything it has both advantages and disadvantages. If you like to work quickly or if you have to go over because you’ve made a mistake acrylic is the perfect media. On the other hand it can be difficult to blend colors since it dries quickly. Acrylics are very versatile, meaning they can be used to achieve many different effects and a variety of styles. For instance, they can be applied thickly or thinly.

There are several art supplies essential for painting with acrylics, learn what they are. Among these supplies are soap, varnish, cup of water, canvas, paint brushes, rags, acrylic paint and palette. If you don’t have all of these supplies it may be best to leave the painting until you do.

Read up on how to Paint Photorealism in Acrylics. There are many mediums an artist can use to paint (or draw) photo realistically but the most common are oils, acrylics, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. The majority of my photorealist work is done in acrylics using a paintbrush (as opposed to an airbrush).

Take some lessons in how to paint abstract art with acrylics. There are many different styles of abstract art, so the first step is to decide which style of abstract art you would like to paint. Then you can learn the different techniques for how to paint abstract art in those styles.

Finally, learning how to varnish completed acrylic paintings is essential. The varnish will protect the painting from UV rays, yellowing and dust. It also adds a layer of shine to the painting that brings out the beauty even more.

This should give you a rough idea of what acrylic artistry is like.


Painting is fun, relaxing and can also be a great way to earn a living. If you're interested in some fun painting tutorials to do with your friends and family then you should definitely check out our Bob Ross DVDs.

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