Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Acrylic Art Materials

Using acrylic paints is similiar to using oil paints. Each has it own set of tools that are more appropriate for the material.

Since I have long switched over to using acrylic paints, I will share my own set up and the tools that are indispensable in my painting process. Maybe you use the same materials. Maybe you will be inspired to try something new.

I will show you with pictures and a video.

Golden Acrylic Mediums, love them! My favorites right now:
Fluid matte medium, acrylic glazing liquid, soft gel gloss.

Brush caddy on turntable holds all sizes of
brushes, and other stuff too, like scissors,
pencils, pieces of dried cholla cactus.
Brushes with soft synthetic bristles are best
for laying on the paint the way I like,
smooth. Flats are my fav.

A takeout lid sprayed with water and turned
upside down over my acrylic mixing palettes
keeps them from drying out until my next
painting session. They will keep like this
several days, spraying the lid everyday.

Styrofoam plates are my favorite paint palette,
mainly because I have a big stack of them.
Selected brushes, yogurt containers for water.

Paper towels, cotton rag, palette knife
Golden acrylic paints, and peeking out
from under the rag on the right is a
spray bottle full of water.

Painted glass bottle holds my brushes handy
at the easel. Small bottles of pre-mixed mediums
are easy to grab during the painting process.
Tip: paint the glass bottle on the outside
with acrylic paints.

Close up of acrylic paints, palette knife,
and folded paper towel.

What acrylic painter can do without a hair dryer?
Hurry, paint, dry!

Aluminum folding easel has a case for
mobility. It's super lightweight.

Until Next Week

• Create art
• Appreciate art
• Buy art

Mary Gravelle (Mary Rae Rush)
About the author: Mary Rae Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist and writer who resides in Sedona, Arizona with her beloved assistant, Sir Kitty.
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