Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In this post i just thought of sharing some small info about acrylics
I started with oils and wanted to try my hands in acrylics , after trying it I was'nt sure to continue since I was not happy with the results, .On getting a deeper knowledge about acrylics ,I was able to work effectively .
Acrylic is a versatile fast drying medium that can be used direct from the tube like oils or thinned with water to be used like watercolor.
Acrylic paints dry fast so squeeze only a little paint out of the tube
Use a spray bottle to spray a mist of water over the paint to keep it moist.
If you wish to blend colors while painting with acrylics ,we need to work faster ,since it dries faster, if you are painting on a paper dampening the paper would help slow the drying process.
As said earlier when used thick or with very little water or medium like oils its an opaque medium and when thinned with water and used like watercolor its a transparent medim.
hope this post was of some help
I am Subha alias Reshmi ,an art enthusiasist and above all...an enthusiastic learner, brought up in Chennai,India. Right from my childhood ,I was fascinated by nature. I always feel that nature has forced me to doodle with my brushes and paints.I work with oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor and have exhibited my paintings in art exhibitions in Howard county, Maryland,USA .I am a member of Howard county arts council and have also participated in the art sale event conducted by them http://www.hocoarts.org/. In my blog I would love to share my experiments with new techniques of painting and discuss the mistakes I encountered. I believe this endeavour would help me sharpen my artistic skills and broaden my knowledge in painting, thus help me grow to be an accomplished artist .
At this point what comes to my mind is the last stanza ofRobert Frost's poem Stopping by the woods
"The woods are lovely dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep."
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