The acrylic paints since its discovery has provided artists with an alternative to lethal, costly, slow-drying paints. Acrylic is made with plastic, and thus its quality has become increasingly sophisticated as plastics have advanced. For instance, with the advent of clear plastics, acrylic paints now boast vivid, soaked colors.
Vijaya Prakash Boggala Explains the Benefits of Acrylic Paint
Vijaya Prakash Boggala from Greensboro, MD is an ardent acrylic painter. He is essentially a medical abstract writer but in his free time he likes to do something creative and that is why painting is his favorite hobby. He says that he uses a special palette when using acrylic paint so that the paint can remain wet. He says that artists can select to paint in any of numerous different media such as watercolor, oil, gouache, pastel, acrylic and each have their benefits.
Listed below are some of the benefits and characteristics of acrylic paint that makes it a great choice for beginners and experts at the same time:
- Acrylic paints are water-based, which means they can be thinned with just water. Moreover, wet paint can be cleaned off just with soap and water.
- Based on the painting methods used, acrylic paintings may resemble same like that of water color paintings or oil paintings.
- Traditional acrylic paints dry fast, so there is no need to wait between painting sessions for layers to dry out. In addition, acrylic paintings are dry enough to ship safely within a day or so. As acrylic paint dries fast on the palette, there are unique palettes made to expand the existence of acrylic paint. Thus, it can be beneficial for slow painters as well.
- Acrylic paint is one of the most flexible mediums, and one of the least lethal materials available. It is water-soluble when damp and yet, as it is a plastic polymer, dries into a stretchy, water-resistant, and hard-wearing surface to which following layers of paint can be added without troubling the basic layers.
- Acrylic paint can be brought in numerous forms such as in jars, tubes, small ink-bottles, and plastic squeeze bottles. It also comes in a range of different thicknesses. Whatever form you use, but especially for large tubes and jars, it is vital to make sure the paint is sealed correctly so as to prevent the paint from drying out.
Vijaya Boggala says that there are several options available for acrylic painting surfaces. Acrylic can be used on canvas, paper, wood, cloth, masonite, brick, concrete, essentially into anything that is not too glossy or oily. Because of its durability, versatility, low toxicity and adhesive qualities, acrylic is ideal for collage, crafts, and varied media work. Mr. Boggala also likes to watch live sports and work on several DIY projects. He is also polishing his skills in landscape photography, slow shutter speed photography, and action photography. As of now, he lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, and has a four-year-old son.