Acrylic painting is relatively new in the history of painting and began only in the 50s of the 20th century as a convenient alternative to oil and watercolor painting. Acrylic painting soon gained popularity among artists, and today acrylic paints are a common medium for painting and are also useful for craft and handicrafts. For those who have not yet experienced acrylic paints - it is very worthwhile to get to know and experience.
Facts and properties of acrylic paints
- Acrylic paints consist of pigments mixed with acrylic resin emulsion. Resin is a synthetic material, used in the manufacture of Plexiglas and various plastic products.
- The acrylic paints can be diluted with water, they dry quickly and become water resistant. Unlike watercolor and gouache, they cannot be re-melted after drying. In addition, as the acrylic paint dries, its hue tends to darken.
Emotional dimension and personal expression that allow acrylic paints
Acrylic paints allow a sense of release through quick painting of large surfaces in long strokes. Feelings of anger can be processed, as well as released trapped internal energy, through splashing paint through intermediates, spraying directly from the paint container, drumming, and spreading paint on large surfaces.
Due to lack of skill in working with acrylic paint and its properties, such as the liquidity of the paint on top of the painting, there may be other uncontrolled and planned situations. This can create a variety of emotions in the creator, between negative emotions (anxiety, lack of control and discomfort) and positive emotions (joy for new discoveries, curiosity and power). The variety of emotion expressions when working with acrylic paints improves the ability to be flexible.
When working with wet materials, including acrylic paints, there are repeated operations, such as dipping the brush in water, taking a paintbrush and wiping with a cloth. This kind of ritual is for the creator an anchor for finding an inner rhythm, as well as a framework that gives self-confidence, organization, order and setting boundaries, and hence for deeper emotional work.
Through the transitions between the work on the small details and the reference to the whole of the work, the perception of the proportions of the observation of life expands. This mode of operation develops the synchronous activity between the right brain lobe and the left brain lobe.
Acrylic Painting - Related equipment and materials
- Painting bedding - almost any type of surface; Canvas fabrics, wood, plastic, aluminum and more.
- Yes drawing - Depending on your preferred way of working; A table drawing for sitting or a standing painting for standing.
- Color mediators - The size of the brush chosen (or a drawing knife and others) depends on the size of the substrate and the painted image. It is recommended to use quality brushes, as the brush hair is not torn off during painting, as dry paint cannot be removed.
- Color palette - You can use a wooden pallet, plastic, porcelain, a disposable plate and even parchment paper.
- Jesso ointment - This material is used to cover the painting substrate, usually used canvas, for reuse.
- Pete pencils - To make a drawing before painting, it is recommended to use a soft pastel pencil in shades of brown.
- Lacquer spray - After finishing the work with the acrylic paints, you can spray the varnish spray on the painting for a richer color effect.
- Acrylic and silicone lining Additives to the painting technique in acrylic paints.
How to use and work with acrylic paints
Acrylic paints usually come in a tube or jar, which can be taken out on She spat For use in painting, directly from and through the receiver Brush or drawing knife Out of the jar. How to use it is to apply paint and apply it on the painting substrate, which for acrylic paints can be almost any surface. When used with water, a transparent to smooth and opaque or three-dimensional opaque acrylic paint layer can be created. You can mix different colors using a damp brush.
The drying time of the paint depends on the thickness of the layer, which ranges from a few minutes to half an hour of drying. In order to extend the drying time of the paint (for a few days), a dehydrating agent can be added to the acrylic paints. Dried acrylic paint does not wash off and come off absorbent surfaces, but it can be peeled off on others.
Tips and recommendations for painting with acrylic paints:
Before starting in color painting it is advisable to experiment with drawing. Knowledge in registration Is the basis for color painting and will help you achieve more compelling and accurate results. When you start a new drawing it is advisable to make an initial sketch drawing, this will make it very easy for you when you switch to color. When creating a sketch for acrylic painting on canvas, use a pastel pencil.
You should know the Principles of color theory, What are the primary colors and what are the complementary colors and how to treat them in painting. The knowledge will help you create the illusion of three-dimensionality and depth in color painting.
In order to create relatively thin lines in the drawing, one has to choose the size The brush Desired (for ultra-thin lines it is recommended to use pointer brushes and liner brushes), apply water using a brush on a dry acrylic paint so that the brush slides easily.
At the end of the painting you can save Plate Reusable acrylic paints by covering the braces with cling film and storing them in the freezer. When you return to use, when the color palette thaws you can return to painting.
Painting studies at the Cherkov Studio in Givatayim - you are welcome to join:
Art workshops in a personal track - Painting, sculpture and drawing studies under the guidance of Alexander Cherkov for adults and young people, beginners and advanced. The studies are in a group setting with guidance and personal treatment for each participant.
Art workshops for children - Painting, sculpture and drawing studies under the guidance of Sophie Cherkov for children of primary school age, beginners and advanced. The studies in small groups with guidance and personal treatment for each participant.
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