Learn what colors to use when painting landscapes
Most of my video tutorials are painted in acrylic as I find the oil paint a bit messy.
To clean up and the smell is not good for my old lungs.
You can follow the how to paint tutorials using oil or acrylic
The brushes are the same for all mediums
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Years ago I painted in oil and often used my bare hands to apply the paint quickly.
The reason for this was I needed to hold a crowd when displaying my speed painting skills in shopping centers and often the crowd would walk away if I stopped to clean a brush. Having many brushes was not a solution for in a 10 or 16 hour day I would need 100 or more brushes.
I now realize the paint on my hands was dangerous and a contributor to severe health problems I later suffered. – I’m ok now.
Most of my video tutorials are painted in acrylic as I find the oil paint a bit messy to clean up and the smell is not good for my old lungs.
Well my message is – all paint has chemicals that will enter your body through your skin or through your lungs so please be careful and work in an area where you have fresh air.
Acrylics these days are almost the same as oils and when a painting is dry the difference is – well nill.
This website contains all my free painting tutorials – see notes below for how to best use the lessons.
Oils give you more time to blend and work wet on wet while acrylics dry fast which can be a benefit sometimes and sometimes a real nuisance. see ‘My Acrylic Paint Dries Too Fast’.
Which to choose? Oil or acrylic – it is up to you, whichever you wish and maybe have a paint with both, the brushes needed are the same for oil or acrylic. You can paint the background colors in acrylic and after it dries you paint the detail in oils.
But I do think you will be more inclined to paint boldly with acrylic paint as it is usually less expensive than the oils and does not hold you in fear of splashing the colors around a bit.
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