Thank you for taking the time to provide the information. Appreciated!
Hi Iveta ~ I prefer to use Liquitex acrylics ~ heavy body formula. I like to use acrylics for several reasons: (1) they are easier to clean up (in water); (2) they dry fast; (3) if you make errors, they are forgiving because you can correct them by painting over the mistake; (4) they are cheaper to buy than oils; and (5) I like painting in layers. I once read somewhere that acrylics are not user-friendly as opposed to oils because acrylics dry quickly, but I totally disagree ~ it would drive me crazy to have to wait a long time for my art work to dry! Also, I use Grumbacher gloss medium & varnish to finish my work. All of this works well for me.
Dear Sharon, really many thanks for sharing your experiences with me (us), I am so glad to have this chance to know new things on this pages!!!! I really bless our moderators for their great idea to set up this pages!!!!
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Iveta, thank-you for asking and all the great advice on paints, etc that you received. I was wondering the same about different acrylic paints that are out there. It's all good to know!
I have used DecoArt on canvas before - especially when I was having trouble mixing a color from my tubes of paint. When I decided I wanted to paint - many years ago, I would buy a tube of paint at the grocery store - one tube every two weeks (I was single with 3 kids). I got paintbrushes in the between weeks and worked my way up. I didn't have time or money for lessons and they didn't have the computers yet so I just winged it and studied books and pics from the library. I had such fun and it helped me stay busy when the kids were gone with their father. Had to quit when I was working through school - took forever but got my Master's degree. I must have some kind of stubborn streak - I'll be an artist some day!! lol