Acrylic is a popular art medium because of its versatility. For both beginners and accomplished artists alike, acrylic is great for exploring new techniques and expanding creativity. Acrylic paint is synthetic (human-made) and can be applied thickly with rich textures, similar to oil paint, or it can be applied in thin washes or glazes, like water colour. It can even be used to paint precision and minute detail.
This guide in conjunction with Walter Foster explains everything you need to know about acrylics, from how to mix colour to how to choose a surface. It also provides guidance to try out new techniques.
- A Reeves guide to painting in acrylics