Acrylic Painting Techniques

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Acrylic painting is a new wave of an innovative way of painting. Artists of all genre quickly adopted acrylic painting techniques when they were first introduced in the art scene in the 1900s. Acrylic painting techniques produce desirable masterpieces in the world of painting.  You want to try your hand on acrylic painting here is the kicker.

Elements of acrylic painting techniques

Certainly, you can paint versatile and affordable acrylic on anything. What’s more, acrylic offer the painter a wide range of colors and textures. The techniques incorporate bright color, quality lines as well as sharp brush strokes. You can use the techniques to create a structurally rich painting.

Palette knife

Palette knife adds texture to the surface of a painting. You apply paint using a knife much like icing the cake. The point is, building the surface of your canvas.

Glazing

Glazing is not new to painters, for example, Johannes Vermeer in his artwork The Girl With The Red Heart he strikes red hue through glazing technique. The artist applies a transparent layer of glaze onto another layer of opaque paint.

Sponging

An artist applies paint using a cellulose sponge in a springing motion.

Dabbing

Use a stiff, bristle brush to dab paint on your canvas and apply the paint with light pressure. The artist uses Dabbing to illustrate greening features example in the works of Frenchman Claude Monet. He explores light and color through dabbing technique.

Splattering

Splattering is popularized by Jackson Pollock. The artist brush is fairly wet.

Dry brush

Use a dry brush to create distinct strokes to develop the object of your choice. The paint is textured and scratchy.

How can you use acrylic paints on canvas?

First and foremost, stretch the canvas on a board or frame to prevent it from shrinking. Next, mix the paint with something that makes it stick like glue. An egg (Tempura), or animal fats act as glue. In classical training for an artist, it is best to prime the canvas before beginning the painting process. Most importantly, it smoothens the peaks and valleys in the canvas. Additionally, the primer bonds the paint and canvas. On the other hand, painting on raw canvas is likely to crack and flake.

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Put a premier as a barrier between the canvas and the material because the canvas can rot. Think about it this way a primed working surface makes it easy to paint. In general, the white primer is easier to work with because you can see what you are doing. Well, acrylic painting on canvas can dry faster, so it becomes hard to blend.  There are a lot of variables when it comes to acrylic painting on canvas.

If you want a smooth canvas to work with its something you can fix. If you buy a primed canvas add more acrylic gesso as a ground to give it an extra coating. Even so, the painter needs to run sandpaper between the coating so that the next coat sticks well. The gesso sticks well and makes the working surface smooth.

 

 

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