Compared to oil and watercolor, acrylic painting is a relatively modern medium for artistic expression. Acrylic has only just emerged over the course of the past century. As with watercolor and oil, acrylic offers its own distinct set of characteristics and attributes, most notably its versatility, immediacy, and durability. Many artists are attracted to acrylic painting for its dominant bright colors and sharp brushstrokes and lines, as well as for the paint’s capacity to be used on a variety of surfaces and mixed with a multitude of other media. All in all, acrylic painting offers the artist a wide range of approaches, providing a wealth of creative potential for artistic innovation and fresh new ideas.
Acrylic paint itself is safe and versatile. It can mimic the effects of watercolor and oil paint. If we need paint for another project like sculpture, acrylic is the go to paint. It is has a strong flexible film that adheres to most surfaces. And it dries fast enough within a reasonable time. If we need to slow down the drying time, there are several additives that can be used so that acrylics seem more like oil paint.