Mtxing in acrylic paint

Acrylic paint is a polymer-based paint that is water-soluble until dry. When dry it's permanent and can't be easily lifted. It can be painted opaquely, which means that you can't see through it.

Some artists mix acrylic with watercolor. For example, say you want something to not be removable. Maybe you want a background that won't lift when you add the next layer. Acrylic is permanent after it's dry and would be a good choice. You can also use acrylic to paint over the top of — dare I say? — a mistake. In Figure 4-16, I painted the poppies with acrylic paint over a water-color wash background. The white is from paint instead of saved paper.

Figure 4-16:

Using watercolor and acrylic paint in the same painting.

Figure 4-16:

Using watercolor and acrylic paint in the same painting.

Acrylic Space Painting

Part II

Developing a Solid Foundation

Water Color Paintings Human Bodies

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