I just had to post a video today. I had no idea how to put this one in writing and hence I am posting the link to my YouTube video right here.
Fluid painting- This is one of my favorite ways to use acrylic paints. This is just to see which acrylic paints dry and still retain color despite being diluted with water to create a fluid-like consistency. Golden fluid acrylics may be the best but I haven’t tried them because it is quite expensive in India and not easily available.
Do let me know in the comments below if you have any questions or suggestions. Have a great day.
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.