An Introduction to Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is a way to deliver art on paper, going beyond more traditional means such as pastels, oil paints, and other methods. If you’re doing acrylic paint, the finished result is going to provide a unique look, sometimes simulating oil or watercolor. A great advantage to acrylics – possibly why so many artists love using it – is that it’s very forgiving. Acrylics dry so fast that any mistake you make can be easily painted over and of course, you’ll still finish your work on time.

If you’re a novice at acrylic painting, start with the basics. Get yourself some acrylic paint, a paintbrush set for detailing and specific to acrylic painting, perhaps a clam shell artist brush set again specific to acrylic painting, and a wooden French-style art easel to give you the perfect surface to work on. With the right tools at your disposal, there’s no stopping you to delivering absolutely beautiful works of art for yourself, your home, and others.

Acrylics don’t carry with them the same feel of traditional paint so we recommend just jumping in, enjoying the experience of working with something new, and see how you like it. Acrylics artistic-grade are most recommended however those on a budget may be able to get away using cheaper acrylics. Just keep in mind that should you choose something lesser than artistic-grade, you may find there’s less pigment in them and that in time, the colors may fade quicker than higher quality paints.

Acrylic Paint, 75ml

Vairous colours

$1.99/ch.

The paintbrush set you decide to purchase will also play a fundamental role in the result you achieve. For smaller projects, you obviously want smaller brushes while for larger projects, it’s opposites. No matter what paintbrush set for acrylics you choose, search out one that’s soft, flexible, durable, preferably anti-shedding so you’re not frustrated by the experience of using them, and easy to clean.

It’s easy to get excited about acrylic paints to the point that we forget we still need something flat to paint on. This is where a portable art easel stand for acrylics comes into play. It’s light and is able to be easily moved to wherever you’re headed, indoors or out. It’s a flat surface you can depend on, get used to working with, and ultimately it makes it easy to paint with acrylics no matter where you are in the world.

Acrylics can be an absolutely magical painting experience. They make painting so easy though it can take time to get used to them. Visit Living.ca to pick up all the tools and paints you need, and jump in on acrylic painting today.


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