Top acrylic painting techniques explained

To be a professional artist, all you need to do is practice more. Painting will not be so easy from the start but with several classes or lesson, you can perfect your technique. With oil painting like acrylics, different techniques give you different results. The best way to get a good painting every time is to ensure you learn basic acrylic painting techniques

 Rush grip and orientation and varying pressure

There are many brushes for acrylic painting which seems a little confusing at first but once you learn several gripping techniques you will e more comfortable using them.

While there are several gripping techniques available, oil and acrylic painting requires a fluid and precise movement while painting. This mean you should hold the brush as far back as possible for this technique to ensure you give sensitive strokes on the canvas.

You also need to master the brush orientation especially if it is double edged. The flat side of the bush is perfect for wide strokes and the sides can do sharper lines really well. When you master orientation, you will be able to paint precise strokes faster.

Most times, a heavy had is the first culprit of a ruined painting. When working with acrylic and other oil-based painting medium, the strokes define a balance between a ruined painting and the perfect one.

To get the perfect results, you will need to apply minimal pressure on the strokes. Familiarize yourself with heavy, medium and light strokes and how they appear on the canvas, this can help you minimize risk of ruining the painting during the process.

 Be careful of the colors and medium

The painting medium plays an important role; it determines how the texture and finish of the painting is going to look at the end.  There are not standard measurements for the medium but you should avoid using too much because it will leave your paint flat.

Using the right kind of medium ensures the paintings comes out vibrant and energetic. Cleaning the brushes will help in keeping the colors on your painting untainted. Consider cleaning them as much as you can in between the color switches so you can leave them pure and intense throughout.

While mixing up the colors can add a rich flavour to the oil paintings, you need to find the right balance to reduce any confusion. Mixing more than 4 colors will reduce the vividness of your painting, unless that is exactly what you are looking for.

Start by mixing two colors and work your way up until you get the exact shade you were looking for. Paintings often feature different strokes all round which means the measurements, density and intensity of the paint is different.

Dry and wet brush

Switching up your brushes will definitely help you get good texture and style of your painting. Use both dry and wet brushed to increase gradients, transition and textures on your painting. This can also help you learn different techniques like wet in wet painting.

Keep in mind that when you are working with oil paintings, some techniques will work better than others.