Artists' Acrylics, like all acrylic paints are extraordinarily versatile. They adhere to the widest range of surfaces and can be applied both thinly and thickly and at any dilution in between - from the most dilute water colour washes and transparent glazes to the thickest of impastos. They are also easy to use and clean up with water.
Here are some helpful hints & tips for using Artists' Acrylics...
Your initial colour palette for Artists' Acrylic should provide a wide colour spectrum as well as a good balance between transparent and opaque colours and a mixture of strong tinting and weak tinting colours. Common practice is to maintain a broad palette of about twelve colours and add to it for specific requirements.
A variety of brushes are suitable for use with acrylics. Traditionally hog brushes have been the most popular. However, more recently synthetic brushes such as Galeria, Artisan and Artists' Acrylic brush, have become more commonly favoured as they offer strength, resilience, spring and control which is ideal for use with acrylics.
Try not to let colour or mediums dry on your brushes. Make it a good habit to rinse with water as you go and make sure you wipe the tube neck and caps to maintain a perfect seal and keep your colour in top condition.
Artists' Acrylics can be used on a large variety of supports, including canvas, paper, wood, degreased leather, brickwork, or anything that is neither greasy nor too glossy. It is important to choose a good quality, strong and well prepared support as it will have a profound effect on the character & longevity of your painting.
Our new range of Artists Acrylic Mediums has been created to incorporate the developments in resin technology which maintain all the benefits you get using Artists' Acrylic Colour.
When using Artists' Acrylic you will experience its no colour shift, unrivalled colour brilliance and depth of colour and you don't want to compromise on these qualities by adding mediums of other brands which will dull your colours and cause them to shift.
These new mediums allow you to alter the consistency and texture of your paint to achieve a variety of styles whilst maintaining no colour shift and are complemented by new varnishes & gessos.