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Acrylic Painting => Acrylic Painting General Chat => Topic started by: rbentonlrc on April 04, 2011, 02:34:20 AM

Title: Vacation - Acrylics
Post by: rbentonlrc on April 04, 2011, 02:34:20 AM
We are on vacation at the Outer Banks on NC!  I brought alone some acrylics to try them out. 
Title: Re: Vacation - Acrylics
Post by: dennis on April 04, 2011, 11:03:17 AM
Enjoy your vacation  8)

If you have been painting with oils for quite some time the acrylics will take some getting used to as they dry out much quicker - often too quick in hot dry conditions. You can purchase an extender gel or liquid that will cause the acrylics to stay wet for a bit longer. This enables easier blending to take place. I often use a squeeze bottle with a very fine mist to spray the painting in the areas where I am working in - be careful not to spray on too much.

I painted for years with acrylics before I started with oils - the reason why I can now paint so fast in oils  ;)

Acrylics are great on vacation as one does not have to contend with oil paint that take so long to dry.

A Tip:  Be careful not to let your brushes get dry - keep them always moist and clean them often - once the paint hardens on the bristles you have a major problem. Acrylics are also a bit hard on the brushes.
Title: Re: Vacation - Acrylics
Post by: nolan on April 04, 2011, 11:22:43 AM
Have a great time on holiday  8) , looking forward to seeing your first acrylic paintings  :)