Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water soluble, but become water resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media. In my studio located in downtown, Greenville, South Carolina, I typically use acrylic paints when working with mixed media pieces, incorporating papers, oil pastels, and found objects. I also use acrylic paints, along with wall paint, for my murals. Acrylic paints are also fun to use with the palette knife painting technique because the layers dry faster and can easily be built upon. I hope you enjoy looking at the different effects that can be created using acrylics as much as I love painting with them!
12×16 “Southern Simplicity” (collage- acrylic, paper, oil)
12×16 “Daily Hello” (palette knife painting)
24×36 “The Burden” (acrylic with oil pastel)