Last post I mentioned about how we should keep exploring options and learning new things. Here is a bit of exploration I did.
I saw a lot of acrylic paintings online. They looked just as beautiful as oil paintings and I also read that it was easier working with acrylic because it dries so fast. I had been working with oil paints for too long and I decided to go for a change. I didn’t anticipate how fast it dries.
I bought a small set of 12 Camel Students Acrylics. I started off with a very small painting of a flower and it really didn’t go well. It kept drying so fast. Oil paint took days to dry and acrylic only took minutes. It kept drying while I was still painting.
Trust me I just hated it. Perhaps it might’ve been easier if I had started off with acrylic before oil.
Acrylic paints are water based. It can be thinned with water and cleaned with water. These paints are non toxic. Acrylics can be used on wood, canvas or paper.
So keep going. Try Acrylic and don’t give up. I eventually gave in and I love working with acrylics now. See what happened when I tried acrylics the next time.
Pretty Amazing, don’t you think?
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Watch out for the next post because it is a lesson to help you get started with painting.