All about Acrylic Paint and Paintings
Acrylic Painting is a fast drying water based painting used by most artists.
The acrylic painting was invented by Otto Rohm
and introduced around 1934 by Leonard Bocour
and Sam Golden
. Later it was used by most famous artists like Andy Warhol
, David Hockney
, Robert Motherwell
The acrylic paints are made by suspending pigments in water soluble acrylic resins or acrylic polymer emulsion and plasticizers, silicon oils, defoamers, stabilizers, or metal soaps. The acrylic paint is soluble in water but it becomes water-resistant, when dried.
Moreover, The acrylic paint can resist heat better than other types of paints. The beauty of using acrylic paint lies in its ability to give both transparencies of watercolour and texture of oil paint. Choosing this painting style will give you the benefit of versatility in terms of making art.
Depending on the amount of diluted paints with water, or depending on the acrylic gels or paste density, the same completed acrylic painting might resemble a watercolour, gouache, or oil painting, or have its own distinct features not achievable with other media.
Acrylics may be used to create effects that imitate watercolors and other water-based mediums when applied in thin layers or washes. Gel and moulding paste are occasionally used to produce paintings with relief elements, and they can also be used to construct thick layers of paint.
Acrylic colors used by professional artists are created and designed to resist chemical reactions from exposure to water, ultraviolet light and oxidization.
Acrylics are generally quite safe to use when used properly. Because they are water-based, they are simple to clean with soap and water and do not require the use of any hazardous cleaning agents. But some acrylic paint is not environment friendly, because it contains ingredients like propylene glycol which are harmful to the environment but not to people. Similarly Acrylic paints are vegan because they are manufactured with pigment and acrylic polymer resin (except that contains ivory black PBk9).