Marcula Stauffer: Advantages of Using Acrylic Paints

Being an artist and an expert in doing painting, Marcula Stauffer says that Acrylic Painting is one of the fast-drying medium that offers control over consistency and texture. It is also more affordable in comparison to other mediums such as oil painting and watercolors.

He further added that most of us are primarily familiar with oils and watercolors, because these are the basic colors that we have used in our childhood, while doing the painting in school.

Acrylic colors were first introduced into the art world in the 1950’s under the name of Magna by Bocour Artist Colors. These original acrylics colors are mineral spirit-based paints, but later on, the water-based acrylic paints became available.  The first artist who makes the use of acrylic color is Andy Warhol.

Mark Marcula Stauffer has mentioned some of the advantages of using an acrylic color, which are mentioned below:-

  • Acrylics paint can be used with a wide range of techniques. They can easily thinned down with water and used as a wash like watercolors. This is also used to build up the thick layers of paint as well.
  • He further added that it can be used with a wide range of medium. Besides being used with the canvas and paper, it can easily use on wood, metal, concrete, stone, and more.
  • It has a property of fast drying. Therefore, for the artist, who likes to work quickly, acrylic painting is a must.
  • He further added that Acrylics paint can be mixed with a wide range of material. Some of the material includes sand, rice or pasta and when the acrylic paint goes dry, and then it can easily be used with the material like charcoal, pen, and pastels on top of the paint.
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