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Use acrylics like acrylics – don't set yourself up for disappointments. (Robert Bissett)

Acrylics can be used in the age-old pursuit of enjoyment, mastery and inspiration as easily and successfully as any traditional medium. (Robert Bissett)

You can draw with acrylic paint and never forget the basics. Composition and technique are critical but don't take it too seriously... have fun. (Jason Broatch)

One-two-three method for acrylics: Lay in the darks. Add the brightest colors and highlights. Finish with the middle values and local colors. (Lisa Buck-Goldstein)

In order to achieve a dark area with acrylics in a watercolor manner, build up the color by applying many glazes. If the paint is applied in a heavy layer, a shiny surface is produced. (Barbara Buer)

Since alcohol resists the water in acrylic paint, it makes a great tool in resist techniques. (Louise Cadillac)

In airbrushing acrylics, rather than appearing as cheap tricks and slick commercial images, a combination of airbrush and other tools is always more interesting and unique. (Phil Chalk)

The worst thing about acrylics is that they dry fast, and the best thing about acrylics is that they dry fast. (Debbie DeBaun)

Time is not the enemy with acrylics. Think of the fast-drying characteristics of the medium as an invitation to paint and repaint, until you see something you like. (Brad Faegre)

Acrylics can be treated as an exercise in thoughtful accumulation – building color upon color, stroke on top of stroke. (Brad Faegre)

I miss that smell of an oil painter's studio... Acrylic companies should put an interesting aroma in their product. (Nina Allen Freeman)

In acrylics, what you lose on the straights you make up for on the corners. (Robert Genn)

In acrylic, happiness comes a bit faster. (Robert Genn)

Acrylic, using a palette knife, can be just what the doctor ordered. (Ted Giavis)

If you desire a spontaneous look in acrylic, it would benefit you to experience the texture of oil color and the immediacy of watercolor. (Joseph Gyurcsak)

Acrylic is the only painting medium that can be all mediums - it can act like watercolour, it can act like oils, and it has its own innate properties. (Andrew Hamilton)

Make the shortcomings of acrylic the benefits. (William Hook)

Much of the color mixing can be done on the canvas. Rely on wet paint to promote natural results. (William Hook)

Acrylic has one very strange, very unique trait which can be maddening... It doesn't have any 'personality' – which seems to already, somehow, be present in oil paint or tempera. (Mark Jacobson)

It's the challenge of trying to breathe 'life', to breathe 'resonance' into an otherwise rather impersonal 'plastic', that keeps me sitting at the easel hour after hour. (Mark Jacobson)

Acrylic can reach a high level of intensity, a sharpness and 'hard-edged' truth, which is a little bit too easy to smudge over, or just blur out, when you work in oils alone. (Mark Jacobson)

Acrylics can be a forgiving medium. You can paint over mistakes and even make drawing corrections. (Geri Keary)

Many painters use acrylics as they would oils, working thin-to-thick and completing the painting in one day because they do not have to worry about the drying time. (Geri Keary)

Acrylic has an 'open-door policy' – once you learn one thing about this medium, a door opens and you realize that the learning possibilities are endless. (Earl Grenville Killeen)

Expect a period of experimentation aimed at finding out what acrylics do and don't want to do. (Earl Grenville Killeen)

Acrylic is not just a hard-edge medium, or one that has to look like plastic... It can resemble anything from a watercolor to an oil, though the techniques used in applying this medium are its own. (Earl Grenville Killeen)

Acrylics behave the way you treat them. (Brian M. LaSaga)

Blend acrylics visually and create some wonderful mistakes. (Brian M. LaSaga)

Working with multiple layers of acrylic color and texture, new methods and materials will affect the way you think and experience art. (Miles Laventhall)

To do gradations in acrylic, I use Golden's acrylic glazing liquid like I own the factory! A nylon or nylon blend brush will evenly distribute pigment and let the colors 'share' one another. (Jamie Lavin)

Acrylics can be used in a watercolor, acrylic or oil style on nearly any surface. They can be vibrant or muted, thin or thick paint, and they don't smell. (Johanna Littleton)

The quick drying time and incredible flexibility of acrylics allow for 'almost' foolproof experimentation. (Corrine Loomis-Dietz)

Acrylics do not need to be flat, matte, muddy and boring! GOLDEN mediums, gels and grounds are the secret beauty of painting with this extremely versatile medium. (Corrine Loomis-Dietz)

I find it important to periodically toil over an acrylic to remind me how much I love the spontaneity and playfulness of watercolour. (Doug Mays)

The main thing you have to remember in acrylics, particularly when using heavy-body paints, is to make sure you add a binder, either in the form of gel or medium. A gel is simply a thicker polymer medium. (Teyjah McAren)

You can isolate during the acrylic painting process if you care to, but you must give at least one isolation coat before you put on the final varnish. (Teyjah McAren)

In acrylic, you can paint pretty well any way you want, but if you're serious about the future of your work you need to put in a little conservation effort. (Teyjah McAren)

Wipe or blot a wash tone if an acrylic wash seems too strong; add more washes over the initial one – once it is dry – to darken the color. (Michael Nevin)

There is no substitute for practice. The more acquainted you are with the acrylic medium... the easier it is to express your ideas with more professionalism. (Joseph Orr)

Acrylic's versatility is in its ability to combine thick and thin applications on the same support. (Joseph Orr)

The closer acrylics can imitate all the good qualities of oil paints, the more painters like them. (Faith Puleston)

Acrylic may not be for everyone, but it is used by more artists today that any other painting medium. (Stephen Quiller)

I do not advocate utilizing a set formula for painting. There are many ways to paint and each expression should take its unique path. That is why acrylic is so rewarding – if you understand the medium's potential. (Stephen Quiller)

Often I use acrylics as a wash, like watercolour, then apply paint in different ways. Every flow of energy changes the shape and density of an object, and I like to observe these flows. (Gillian Redwood)

Acrylics used just like oils on canvas do everything I want, except perhaps thick impasto. (Mary Sweet)

No matter who you ask, the one word to describe acrylics is 'flexibility.' There are so many ways to use this wonderful medium, and they haven't all been discovered yet. (Rachel Rubin Wolf)


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