What Acrylics to Buy

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What Are Acrylics?

Acrylic paints are a type of water-based paint that are known for their versatility and fast drying time. They are made from pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion, which creates a paint that can be thinned with water and dries to a flexible, water-resistant film. One of the biggest benefits of acrylic paints is that they can be used on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, and more. They are also available in a wide range of colours and consistency, making them ideal for a variety of painting styles, from impasto to washes. Additionally, acrylic paints dry quickly, allowing you to layer colours and build up your painting quickly.

Different Acrylic Consistencies

Soft Body Acrylics (recommended)

Soft body acrylic paints are a type of acrylic paint that are known for their creamy, more fluid consistency. They are formulated to have a consistency that falls between heavy body and fluid acrylics, making them ideal for artists who want the best of both worlds. Soft body acrylics provide the control and feel of heavy body paints while also allowing for a more fluid and intuitive painting style. They are perfect for techniques such as blending and glazing, as well as for layering and building up colour. Soft body acrylics are available in a wide range of colours and are compatible with other acrylic paints, making them a versatile and valuable option for artists of all levels.

Fluid Acrylics

Fluid acrylic paints are a type of acrylic paint that are characterized by their thin, watery consistency. They are formulated to be used straight from the tube or easily thinned with water, making them ideal for artists who prefer a more fluid painting style. Fluid acrylics are perfect for techniques such as pouring, dripping, and staining, as well as for creating washes and fine details. They dry to a flexible and water-resistant film, just like regular acrylic paints. One of the biggest benefits of fluid acrylics is that they allow for quick and easy colour mixing, as well as for layering and blending. They are also available in a wide range of colours and are compatible with other acrylic paints, making them a versatile and valuable option for artists of all levels. They have a much higher pigment strength therefore you don’t lose colour as they are thinned.

Heavy Body Acrylics

Heavy body acrylics are a type of acrylic paint that are known for their thick and buttery consistency. They are formulated to mimic the texture and handling of oil paints, making them a popular choice for artists who want the benefits of acrylic paint but prefer the traditional feel of oil paints. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics are a specific brand of heavy body acrylic paints known for their high-quality pigments and buttery consistency. These paints have a thicker, more viscous consistency than regular acrylic paints, allowing for greater control and visible brush strokes. This makes them ideal for artists who prefer to work with a heavy palette knife or who want to create impasto effects in their paintings. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics come in a wide range of colours and are compatible with other acrylic paints, making them a versatile and valuable addition to any artist’s toolkit.

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