| Product Type / Medium Information
|Original Acrylic on Panel Board
|Acrylic paint is fast-drying paint containing pigment suspended in an acrylic
polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, but become
water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water
or modified with acrylic gels, mediums, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting
can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique
characteristics not attainable with the other media. Acrylics were first made
commercially available in the 1950s.
The main difference between acrylics
and oil paints is the inherent drying time. Oils allow for more time to blend
colors and apply even glazes over underpaintings. This slow drying aspect of oil
can be seen as an advantage for certain techniques, but in other regards it
impedes the artist trying to work quickly.