What is the “impasto” technique and can it apply to acrylics as well as oils? The word impasto comes from the Italian language and involves heavy layering of paint with a knife, usually. Answer to the first question – impasto is a painting technique in which dimension and depth is created by thicker layering of […]
How Do You Avoid Brush Strokes When You Paint?
Do unwanted or redundant brush strokes get you down? How do you prevent this? Just about every new rookie artist has the consternation of unattractive brush strokes that show up in a painting, worse yet when the paint has dried. As I have said previously once the paint has dried there is no re-wetting it, […]
What is a Fugitive Color?
What is a “fugitive” color? and other color questions answered? Simply put, a “fugitive color” is one that is not lightfast. Most acrylics are designed to be permanent and lightfast. One time I had a painting that ended up fading due to sunlight exposure. That does not mean that I had used fugitive colors, though, […]
Books on Acrylic Painting: Recommended Reading
Looking for some good books on acrylic painting that you can refer to and work on your skills? Going to the library is not passe. I do so every now and then; I can tell you that great art books are timeless. Librarians are such great and underrated people whenever I make a trip to […]
Can You Use Acrylic Paint to Do Nail Art?
Can you use acrylic paint to do nail art? Is it amateurish to want to do so, when there’s a proprietary product for nails that comes in many beautiful colors? Yes to first question, no to second. It might surprise you but this very paint is actually quite commonly used among nail artists! Although I […]
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