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What is Acrylic paint?
Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is comprised of a pigment suspended in an acrylic co-polymer binder. This is then applied to a support such as a canvas. The pigment fixes to the support upon evaporation of the water, producing a slight colour change in the process.
All colours can be thinned with water to pale washes, or used directly from the pot or tube. The quick drying properties Inexpensive and soft-bodied, Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic paint can be used straight from the tube or thinned with water. This set of 24 tubes of Simply Acrylic provides the ideal introduction to working with Acrylic Colour. The range enables the artist to work speedily, and a hairdryer may be used to further accelerate the drying process.
Acrylic paints are water-based, so brushes used to apply the paint need only mild soapand water to clean them after use. This video illustrates how simple it is to clean and care for acrylic paint brushes.
Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?
Daler-Rowney’s System 3 Acrylic Painting Pads, contain linen textured paper ideal for use with acrylic paint. However, Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic colour may also be used on all conventional art surfaces including canvas, paper and cardboard.
Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?
Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, System 3 brushes have synthetic soft filaments, good snap and perfect spring, making them ideal for acrylic painting. Acrylic paint may also be mixed and applied using palette knives.
Which techniques work best with Acrylic paint?
The following links show some techniques on how Acrylics can be used:
Can you explain some of the terms used when painting with Acrylics?
Click here for a glossary of Acrylic painting terms.
Who are Daler-Rowney?
Established in 1783, by Richard and Thomas Rowney, Daler-Rowney has been manufacturing the finest art materials for over 230 years.
In 1963, Rowney became the first manufacturer in Europe to introduce artists' acrylic colour. Widely used by artists, including well-known proponents Peter Blake and Bridget Riley, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Rowney’s “Cryla” heralded a new era in art practice, which became known as ‘Pop Art’.
In 1983, the Daler Board Company purchased the George Rowney Company, forming Daler-Rowney Limited, as the company is known today. Daler-Rowney now operates from three manufacturing bases, two in the UK and one in the Dominican Republic, where their artists' brushes are made.
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