|I Love My Acrylic Paints, studio set up in Tucson, AZ, 2013.|
To Use Acrylic Paints or Not to Use Acrylic Paints?To answer the question in the title of this post, no, acrylic paints are not friendly to the environment. This is my opinion now after reading an article on ConsumerAction.org. It says,
"acrylic paint is a petroleum-derived polymer, i.e. plastic... just buying them contributes to our reliance on petroleum.”
|Mixing palette with acrylic paints, 2016. Braylee Rush.|
It seems like the choices so far, as I gather my research are water-soluble oil paints, making my own paints, or oil paints–but avoiding turpentine and certain toxic colors.
The research continues...
Do you have any information to share about the impact upon the environment and acrylic paints? Do you have any information on being an eco-friendly artist? Please share! :-)
Source of Research and Articles of Interest:Artists Paints–Is Oil or Acrylic Friendlier to the Environment?
Tips for the Eco Friendly Artist
Making Artist Paints
About the Author
Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes.
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