That was my
first thought when I started to explore acrylic painting. The paints would dry
so fast and it drove me crazy because I couldn't figure out what I was doing
wrong. Looking back, I realize how many acrylic painting techniques I still had
to learn. But I don't regret trying acrylic paints on my own.
|Backlit Still Life 1 by Ken Goldman, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 14.
experienced frustration along the way, but that was a small price to pay to begin
painting without any preconceptions. I didn't think about what I should or
shouldn't do, and instead let my own response to the medium guide me. I found,
as many of us have, that putting just a little water into the pigment gives you
so much more control over the medium (although I did go a little crazy adding
water and that resulted in uneven color coating). I also discovered that I
don't like palettes that are designed to stay wet, and instead prefer to first dip
my brush in water and then the acrylic paint
and get the consistency right by
mixing it on piece of cardboard.
I also learned
that if I wanted my painting to have texture, using a brush with stiff bristles
was more effective. When I wanted to achieve watercolor-like effects, a soft-bristled
brush was more suitable.
Now that I
know the basics of acrylic painting, I want to learn how to create amazing
color combos that can be achieved with acrylic painting. 500 Acrylic Mixes is the perfect place to start, and right now the 12 Days of Deals is going on, which means featured resources like this one are being offered at great prices. See what is right for you and enjoy!