Oil takes forever to dry, I agree Matt it is aggravating! I love acrylic. Its much better for me with all of the blending that I do. I heard that oil is supposed to be better for blending but I'd rather stick to the acrylics. Water colors can be ok as long as you use water color canvas'.
My favourite medium is oils but I have to use acrylic most of the time as I don't have the time to wait for the oils to dry. I love the blending qualities of oils and the fact you can keep working them.
I've painted in acrylic but when I tried varnishing a piece before it went splotchy (is that a word:))..anyway I like using acrylic because it dries fast i get impatient. Oil paints take forever so I don't use them anymore.
i love painting i really do i dont paint any old picture when i paint its like the poetry that i have in my head is painted into a picture and they say that a picture says a thousand words well my picture says who i am who u are to be and what the future is to ne like if you look closely
Oils are by far my favourite medium, the blending what can be achieved is amazing. I like to work in the wet, finishing a painting in one sitting, but if I have to wait for a piece to dry, so be it. I personally can mix more realistic colours with oils and I find it frustrating sometimes how quickly acrylics dry. However, I do sometimes choose to use acrylics and watercolours from time to time.
I, myself, love to mix mediums. My paintings seem to always have a better flow if I use more than one. My favorite so far is watercolor and acrylic, not mixed but used in the same piece of work. They...