Painting

Painting with Watercolours

Watercolours: Just add water The pigments used in watercolour look thick and solid when sold in a tube or pan but, of course, the addition of water thins the substance and transforms it into a transparent medium. This transparency allows light to reflect off the painted surface and gives it a luminous quality that is…

Acrylic Paint – The Versatile Paint

The make-up of acrylic paint Acrylic paint is made of pigments suspended in a water based emulsion. This base allows acrylic paint to be diluted with water, which can create a wash similar to watercolours. However once the paint dries it becomes resistant to water. Acrylic paint has only been widely available since the 1950s…

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