Techniques II - Acrylic Painting

Today’s 3T Art Blog is about Acrylics. There’s a lot of information coming your way about acrylic paints and the different techniques you can create with them. We’ll start by discussing the different grades of acrylic paint you can choose from and their general characteristics so you have a better idea of how to manipulate acrylics in your artwork. Then comes the fun part! We’re going to get into different painting techniques using acrylic paints. Some you may be familiar with, others may be new. Either way, I know you’ll be able to use some of these techniques in your own work. Now, grab your paints and brushes, and let’s go!

Acrylic Paint:

First, let’s get you familiarized with acrylic paint. They’ve been around a short time compared to oil and watercolour, only being popularized and readily available to the general public from the early 1950’s. Since then, many company brands have come on the market. They share common characteristics such as fast drying time, water solubility and a wide range of vivid colours, but not all acrylic paints are created the same!

Pigment is the most import thing in your acrylic paint. Well, any paint for that matter. These rules apply to oil and watercolour as well, but right now we’re going to discuss them with acrylic paint in mind.