Acrylic paint can mimic both oil paint and watercolor effects simply by either mixing in thick gel medium or by diluting the pigment with water. Treat acrylics as either oils or watercolors with a demonstration from an award-winning artist in this free video on painting with acrylics.
Hello, I'm Jacklyn Laflamme. I'm a professional artist with JacklynLaflamme.com. In this clip, I'm going to show you watercolor and oil effects in acrylic paints. You will need a canvas. You will need acrylic paint. You will need paintbrushes. You'll need a cup of water. We are going to start off with the oil effects. You are going to want to have your paint nice and thick. Acrylic paint has a lot, has the properties to go on very, very thick. And you see if you just keep it thick, you can work it as if it's oils. The difference is it dries really quickly. So, if you want your oily effect, you are still going to have to work very, very quickly because it doesn't have the open time that oils have. So, you see you can create all different effects. And you just want to keep your paint nice and thick. For a watercolor effect, you are going to want to take your brush and really mix it in so that you get a nice translucent effect. And you see, you are just going to add water and get that watery, watery effect. So, you are going to thin it down to a really, really translucent. And you can just pull your brush and get the brushstrokes. So, depending on how much water you add to the paint, you can have your oil effect or your watercolor effect. So, again with the water, you can just do all sorts of different effects, and you can even allow your paints to drip to create another effect, just like that. And allow your paints to drip down and make it really, really watery. And you can also do a mix of the two. So, once you have your water translucent base laid down, you can go over it and add the thick paint on top of it, so that you can create a lot of different effects. See how I am just doing that? And you can also add other colors to it. So, you can take a lighter blue and mix it in, and you see how you are getting, it's almost like icing on a cake. This is Jacklyn Laflamme; thank you for watching.
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