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Brush Strokes

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In an artistic journey, mastering brush strokes is important to transfer your imagination on the canvas. Once you are comfortable in dashing your strokes fluently, you have won half the race. Let us discuss different techniques an artist should incorporate in their skill set. The most commonly used brush is a flat brush for Acrylic Painting . Their long bristles produce smooth patches of color, make long and bold strokes. Bright, Shader, Wash, and Filbert are types of flat brushes. A bright brush is a flat paintbrush with shorter bristles and a slightly tapered edge. The shorter bristles allow for an easier grip on the paint. A flat shader brush is another name for a flat brush, but typically shaders have longer bristles. It is excellent for mixing colors. A wash brush is usually a broad brush with thick hairs. It is used to fill large areas like giving tonal ground for any painting. Flat brushes are all-purpose brushes. Flat brush sizes vary from 000 and then go to 00,0,1,2 and

Easy Acrylic Painting Techniques

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Acrylic Paint is one of the most versatile and popular medium. They are low maintenance, fast-drying and are available in numerous range of colors and consistencies. The versatile nature of acrylic draws all artists towards it. They feature a unanimity that other mediums cannot offer. One of the significant character is their adaptability. When you mix them with gel, medium and additive to thin or thick the paint, it blend smoothly, becoming part of it. Oil and watercolor do not behave in the same way.  Acrylics are very flexible to be painted on any surface like canvas, fabric, wood, metal, etc. Their opaque and fast-drying nature makes them forgiving, letting you cover up mistakes with another layer of paint.  There are different kinds of acrylic paint like basic, fluid, and heavy body . They are differentiated based on their consistency, pigment content, saturation, and some other factors.  These distinctive properties can be well understood when you try using them on your own. To

How to Varnish Acrylic Painting

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What is a Varnish A thin protective coating over the finished painting is called a 'seal.' It is colorless in nature and forms a good bond with the paint and surface. To 'varnish' acrylic painting means to add a protective coat or 'seal' to your final artwork. It is a good idea to safeguard your picture for years to come.  A fine finish enhances the colors, giving a professional touch to your paintings and adding a few dollars to the sale cost. Sealed acrylic painting will likely last longer because you're protecting it from dust, dirt, smoke, and a few fading from UV Rays.  Varnishing makes the colors look vibrant because it adds a semi-reflective sheen to the painting. The satin and gloss varnishes add that extra wow factor to the artwork, particularly with dark colors. Each painting is unique. Hence different types of varnish and techniques are required for each painting. Pros of Varnishing Acrylic Paintings Protect against dust - When acrylic paint

Painting Ideas to Try

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Facing a blank canvas and not sure what to paint can be pretty disappointing. When your workspace is ready with all the supplies like canvas, medium, brushes, paints, and miscellaneous things, there's only one thing left to do before getting started: choosing the topic . When choosing an artwork subject, the best way to start is look around as a beginner. See if there is any picture or scene that holds you for a little longer. Ask yourself, if you would like to paint it?   If the answer is yes, then see what made you select it. Is it the colors, the light effect, or the texture? Did it touch your heart in some way?  If the answer is no, then move around in your vicinity, see things from different angles and perspectives, and you may find a potential subject near you! Answering these questions will help make your final painting more powerful and help you make the right, artistic decisions. Acrylic painting is one of the uncomplicated and easy paintings for beginners to work on. T

15 Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners

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Have you started painting recently and unhappy with the results?  Do you have all the painting tools, but the results are not as expected? It may be that you are making some common mistakes that you haven't noticed yet. Painting with acrylics is real fun and a gives a happy feeling! The journey can seem overwhelming when you start out as there are too many things to learn and practice but do not worry.  Below is a brief article on some basic things to keep in mind when you paint. 1. Mixing Color By now you know how quickly acrylics dry. The brighter side is you can blend it to create beautiful paintings. There are two options for thinning acrylic paint  water and acrylic medium.  Acrylic medium will preserve the paint viscosity and vibrancy, while water will lose the vibrancy if you are using student-grade paints. If you are using Artist grade colors, you can use both water or medium to dilute the paint.   2. Never paint a white canvas I always prefer to start by giving a backgr

Acrylic Pour Medium Guide

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This art form is commonly know as Acrylic Pouring or Fluid Acrylic Painting, both. Since the paint is literally poured on to the canvas instead of using brushes, name is rightly given so.  There is always something more to learn hence this guide is helpful for artist at all level. Lets address the most common which comes to mind when you think of Acrylic Pouring. What's a pouring medium? A pouring medium is an additive used to make acrylic paints pour and flow smoothly and freely. Pouring medium acts like a diluting agent and binder.   Pouring Mediums are important because: The vibrancy, color, opacity and texture of the colors are intact They give acrylic paint smoother and uniform circulation of colors  They also improve the overall integrity of the paints,they dry and finish without cracking, dividing, or evaporating.  They make acrylics simpler to work together and much more acceptable Can we use water as pouring medium? Using water to thin your acrylics is a simple, easy a