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Still considered to be the new painting medium, Acrylic Paint was first produced in the early Sixties. Delivering durable, professional results, Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic is ideal for artists wanting high quality acrylic colour at an affordable price.
Offering a wide spectrum of pigment characteristics, the 60 colours in the Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic range provide excellent brilliance of colour and a smooth, satin finish.
What is Acrylic paint?
Fast-drying and water based, Acrylic paint is composed 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. Acrylic paint dries to a water-resistant, flexible finish, making it the ideal medium for a number of craft purposes including screen printing and model making.
All colours can be thinned with water to pale washes, or used directly from the pot or tube. The quick drying properties of the range enable the artist to work speedily, and a hairdryer may be used to further accelerate the drying process.
Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic colours are fully intermixable and suitable for interior and exterior use, making them the perfect medium for all art and craft projects. Different textures and effects can be created with the Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic range by adding one or more the range of Galeria Mediums.
Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic paints are water-based, so brushes used to apply the paint need only mild soap and water to clean them after use. This video illustrates how simple it is to clean and care for acrylic paint brushes.
Why choose Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Colour?
Available individually in 60ml, 120ml and 250ml sizes, and in sets, Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Colour provides strong brush stroke retention, and features high levels of pigment strength, opacity and permanence.
Which surfaces best support Acrylic paint?
Incredibly versatile, Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Colour can be used on almost any semi-absorbent surface, including canvas, wood, fabric, ceramic bisque and cardboard. In some cases, the surface may need to be first treated with a primer.
Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic can even be painted onto a sheet of glass, and peeled off once dry. This object can then be mounted as a free standing or hanging sculpture, or cut into pieces to make a mosaic.
Which brushes are best for Acrylic paint?
Specially developed for painting with acrylic colours, acrylic brushes have synthetic soft filaments, good snap and perfect spring, making them ideal for acrylic painting. Galeria 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 Winsor & Newton Galeria 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 Winsor & Newton?
In 1832, William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist water colours to the world. Today, Winsor and Newton remain the premier choice for artists, offering a wide variety of fine art supplies including: oil, water colour, acrylic and alkyd paints, pastels, artists' brushes, canvases, papers and portfolios.