Are you a painter using acrylic on canvas? Are you struggling to get the effects you desire while you use acrylics? If yes, this guide will help you know some great acrylic painting techniques. Acrylic is easy to use and majority of the painters like to use it. It is affordable. It offer vibrant colors to painters that dry quickly and are easy manage on canvas. If you make a blunder while painting you may cover with more paint to hide it. That’s something you will not have in any other paints. Acrylics are magical as when you them from tube they give impression of oil paint and when you dilute colors they give an impression of water colors. The freedom is all yours while you work on your paintings in acrylic.
Here are a few acrylic painting techniques you may master to make your art stand out:
You may dilute paints according to the effect you need. The diluted washes will give the impression of water colors. It will show a different effect from the direct use from tube. However, if you make it very dilute, the color might lose its vibrancy. Therefore, dilute it carefully. Washes techniques could be used on other colors on canvas to change the effect. It can be used in the background of the main object in the painting.
Use dry brush to pick thick paint from tube to be used on canvas. The strokes will definitely give a rough strong texture. The scratchy surfaces could be created on canvas through this technique to give impression of toughness and roughness. Textures of landscape including mountains, ground, grass blades, treetops are created through drybrush technique. Dry brush technique has been used in black and white artworks among Suzi Nassif paintings. Many of the black and white portraits have the rough artistic effect through this technique and look fabulous.
- Splattering:Have you ever wondered how do these expert painters bring in stone or marble effect to objects in their paintings? Yes we know the secret and may confide in you. The marble effect comes from splattering of acrylic painting on the specific area. You will have to be careful will using this technique as only the desired area needs splatter of paints while the rest of the canvas should be hidden from it while you are working. Dripping paint can be flicked from the brush on the canvas to make splendid acrylic on canvas patterns. Try it and let me know how well it worked for you.
It can work very well with abstract artworks and many abstract painting experts use it with acrylics. It allows the artist to rid of uneven and rough surfaces and still get some smooth marble effect. In order to use pouring technique you will need fluid acrylic color because thicker paint will not give the right effect. If you have thicker paint, just dilute it with water. Before pouring paint on canvas use a layer of gesso so that I supports the weight of the paint.
These acrylic painting techniques may allow you create beautiful acrylic art that your audience will love. If you are creative you will have to use different techniques for a single artwork to have multiple effects. These effects add more character and emotions to artwork.