Should I start painting with oils or acrylics?

Acrylic paint is widely considered to be the most beginner friendly medium, as it is simple to use, requires very few materials and is much less intrusive on the senses compared to oils. With that being said, acrylic paint dries very, very fast.

Can u mix acrylic and oil paints?

Generally, it is not a good idea to mix oil paints and acrylic paints together on your palette before applying them to the canvas. Acrylics are water-based, and oils are oil-based, so they each have different properties and different needs (in terms of drying time, type of varnish, etc).

Why is oil painting harder than acrylic?

Acrylic paints are water-based, making them quick to dry and safe to use. Oil paints are oil-based, making them very slow to dry and often toxic. Although these two paint mediums often share the same color pigments, they work quite differently.

Is it hard to learn oil painting?

It’s not necessarily true that oil painting is hard. In fact, it can be as easy as painting with any other medium. Yes, it takes some getting used to, and you have to pay close attention to the technical details.

Are oil paints easy to use?

While getting started with oil painting is fairly easy, there is a little bit more to it than acrylics, since you are working with solvents and mediums and the drying time is much longer.


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