Iveta, to me Winsor and Newton do better watercolours than acrylics, but their acrylics are still very good. I still prefer Reeves or Atelier for the value for money though.
They are okay. If you are just starting to paint, I would go with Master's Touch or Academy paint. They are not so expensive and last for awhile. :D
Hi Alan, I´ve bought the Winsor newton acrylic yet and now I am looking forward to start with them - I am litle bit afraid of that...:o)...
it is fun...but itś me :o). Youŕe definitely right again, but I thing it would be very hard to change yourself, so I hope it only helps me to know myself better .o). Thank you for your nice words..it helps me too :o))).
Have a great evening Alan!!!
Alan Minshull said:
Hi Iveta, Windsor & Newton are expensive but their quality is excellant. I have used them once
But what I do now is stock up on other quality acrylics and
Treat myself now and then to one or two expensive tubes.
I have to say though Iveta, the paint that you are using to
Create your work here is perfect because your artwork is
Beautiful. You are a great artist Iveta and it's not the tools that make
The art but the art itself. Please dont change you :)
Iveta, I love using Golden Acyrlics and their mediums because of the richness of color. I also use a Stay Wet palette by Masterson that will keep your acrylics wet for a couple of weeks. The initial cost is a little high but in the long run it pays off. Your work is great!
I have used a Sta-Wet palette for years and heard a tip that may come in handy. Use a couple of drops of bleach to the water in the sponge to avoid mildew. It seems to work great and doesn't change the paints I have used.
Hi Laura and Marilyn, thank you for your useful experience i highly appreciate your effort to help me :o).
My Art instructor started us with the Reeve acrylic kit.... I didn't realize that others recommended them. I used Marie's acrylics and watercolors........ seem okay. I paint everything thin, and in layer so I don't have to have a paint that covers first coat.
My current art instructor, watercolors==== likes winsor newton the best.. but see she is purchasing Daniel Smith recently.
I just bought a Daler Rowney acrylic paint from Walmart's Art section...... Working fine...... I thin my paint to a thinner paint and apply layers.
I buy what I can afford at the moment. I use Delta and other brand name craft paint also with the grandchildren for painting wood cut out projects.
I use DecoArt Americana acrylics...yep...the ones that everyone calls "craft paints." I can work straight from the bottle for great, opaque coverage or use a technique called floating, where the paint is diluted with water as you work. It is a fabulous result once you master the skill. It does have a bit of a learning curve, but worth the practice. The results look great and when worked in layers, the depth is wonderful. I love it.
Can one paint with DecoArt on canvas or hardboard? I haven't tried it. I have several boxes...of this type of paint. I did paint on lumber when tole painting..... primed the wood, then base coated, and details. I just never thought of it for paintings.
Absolutely! On hardboard you may want to apply it with a roller rather than a brush. It gives a different look, but without the brushstrokes. I do believe that you can use this quite will. It just won't provide the textures that you have with the tube acrylics. I don't really care for the textures myself. I like to create the wanted textures by illusion.