I have been painting with acrylics for the last three years and always had a hard time with clouds and water.......also of the paint darkening too much. So I had some oil paints I bought on a whim a year ago, I tried them and didn't like the drying time so I put them back in the box. Today I was sick of trying to do the clouds and water on a painting and remembered that oil blends easier...........so I took them out and whoa..........I did a painting in an hour of sky and water.........super blending. Mind you it is just sky and water. However it totally changed my mind about oils. So the next time I go to Micheal's I will be buying more of these paints!
I would previously spend two or three days doing water and clouds on one painting and this is going to be much easier although it will take longer to dry and I have to be careful as I can't touch them like the acrylics.. I love the acrylics but I have to have a better finish than I have been getting and so for the next while I am going to use oils. Even though I have loads of acrylics but I will use them for blocking.........