Well I love oil but lately I have been painting on site at many art fairs and I have found that acrylics dry faster and allow me to finish on time for the people to be able to take the painting with them. So I basically use oil to paint while at home and acrylics to paint away from home. But I love both! They are smooth and versatile and so easy to blend and play with.
Carved/tooled leather, colored mostly with spirit dyes, and occasionally acrylic and latex paints.
I love to paint in watercolor because I love how that particular medium is fluid, creates spontaneous chemical reactions which you really can't control 100%. The first thing that attracted me to that medium was a book using transparent watercolor and allowing the paint to create blooms when painted into wet-on-wet mixtures.
It is fun! You never know what will turn out--
There is an element of excitement and adventure that you have with watercolor that I've not found in many other painting mediums!
I love how brilliant the watercolors go on, when they are first painted onto the watercolor paper. However, sometimes it is disappointing to see the colors fade as they dry. For this reason, I sometimes like to glaze a watercolor painting with some acrylic paints-- or to add pastel to "lift" certain colors back to the same brilliance they were when I first painted them into the wet-into-wet mixture.
I love to paint period. I do many artistic things but painting is my favorite. I love watercolors! And have used acrylics and oil as well. But watercolor has a way about it that is truly magical.
I enjoy acrylic paint when painting. I have tried oil but I am impatient and dislike paint thinner. I do miss the look of oil but I like the ability to rework a painting with acrylics; and not have to wait for it to dry like oil or have a blow dryer in my hand. When I get into a painting I have to keep going and get it out of my system and oil paints slow me down.
Acrylics. I don't control water colors well enough to like it and I never tried painting with oil colors.
Acrylics is just a lot of fun, easy to experiment with to see what you like and what you don't like
I love acrylics as they dry faster. But, oils are just as awesome to work with. They blend better than acrylics but it does take longer to dry. If your not pressed for time than oil is sometimes the better choice.
If oils would dry faster, I would definitely use them moreso. So I prefer acrylics so I can layer a lot faster and stack my colors more efficiently.
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