Artwaley: blogpost #4 (common media used in Artworks)

 

ACRYLICS:

Acrylics can be used in many different ways to create many different styles of art. Acrylics are water-based, which means that unlike oil paints, they can be thinned with water and cleaned with water. They are also non-toxic and non-smelly. For the eco or health-conscious, this makes acrylics a more attractive option. Acrylic paints can mimic the quality of oil paints, but without the toxicity and clean-up issues that go along with oils. When thinned with lots of water, acrylics can also mimic the qualities of water.

An acrylic painting from artwaley:

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To buy click here:http://www.artwaley.com/category/medium/landscape-1-detail

 

Acrylics are very versatile, which means they can achieve many different effects and be easily used for a variety of styles. For instance, they can be applied thickly or thinly. The texture and consistency can be modified with acrylic gels, acrylic medium, or pastes to create various effects. Acrylic paint lends itself well to mixed media applications, which further broadens the possibilities of painting with acrylics. The most popular surfaces for painting with acrylics are canvas, wood, or paper. If you get bored with the brush, you can use a variety of other tools, such as scrapers, toothpicks, sponges, Q-tips, etc to create various effects.

WATERCOLORS:

 

Watercolors are water-based and non-toxic, so paints are thinned with water and paintbrushes can be easily cleaned with soap and water. They are also non-smelly.

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Watercolor works well with colored pencil, watercolor pencils, graphite and ink for creating mixed media pieces. Watercolors are traditionally painted on watercolor paper, but these days you can also buy watercolor canvas, which is a special canvas made specifically for use with watercolors. You can even get creative and paint on antique book pages or other vintage ephemera, like old postcards.Watercolor paint generally has a translucent quality, which is great for ethereal or emotive effects.

PEN AND INK:

Aside from pencil, pen and ink drawings are probably the most portable, convenient, and low-cost form of art making. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper, and you’re ready to make art!

There are many types of pens available for drawing, such as:

  • fountain pens
  • graphic pens
  • drafting pens
  • reed pens
  • and even ball point pens.

Any of these types of pens can be used to create fine art!If you are using only one color ink on paper, you’ll basically be working in two colors: the color of your ink, and the color of your paper. Each will play off the other. In pen and ink drawings, the blank space is just as important as the markings you make with the pen.POP1001

To buy click here: http://www.artwaley.com/categories/medium/ink-pen/peacock-2-detail

OIL:

 

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are held together with a type of oil that dries when exposed to air, called drying oil. When the oil is mixed with a powdered pigment, it creates a color of paint. Different pigments create different colors. Since prehistoric times, natural pigments, such as minerals and shells, were used. After the industrial revolution, people were able to create new colors using machines that could create synthetic pigments. It provides a surface translucency similar to human skin making it an ideal for portrait painting.

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visit our online gallery http://www.artwaley.com to buy from the range of artworks available in different types of media!

 

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