Painting in Acrylic

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.

Acrylic Painting- Thunderhead

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.

Author: Sylvia DSilva

I'm an Artist, You wouldn't believe I have a M.Tech in IT. I'm fascinated by Art, Fantasy, Magic, Myth; Yup , I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I'm a paintbrush and a nail polish addict. I am Rebellious. I love traveling. I love architecture. I love scuba diving and sea food. I wanna backpack through Europe. I have a tattoo on my wrist with my husband's name on it and a Paintbrush in the same to represent ME. Oh yeah, I cry while watching an emotional scene in a movie, I cry after a visit to an orphanage BUT it doesn't mean I'm weak. I'm one of the strongest people I know. I'm a proud Army wife, I've lived in Jungles and had Elephants ruin my kitchen garden; I see chitals, Nilgais, Hornbills, Peacocks, and many more on a daily basis. I've had experiences No Civilian would ever have in their life. The only thing I hate is people telling me what to do and how to live my life, when I don't really need their opinion.

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